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Meridian Academy

Meridian Academy Contact Information:

54 Brookside Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: 617-277-1118

CES Affiliate for 5-10 Years

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Meridian Academy is a diverse, project-based, interdisciplinary secondary school that serves students in grades six through twelve from Boston and the surrounding communities. By carrying out long-term original projects, Meridian students become experienced problem solvers, questioners, and community members. As an independent school, our teachers and students have the freedom to focus on the skills and ideas that support life-long learning.

Our 2016 Essential Question:

How can faculty learning inform and guide curriculum development?
How are race, class, and other forms of diversity influencing how well we serve our students?

Our Competencies and Strengths:

Interdisciplinary curriculum development.
Multiage community building.
Service learning integrated into our Spanish curriculum.
Arts, writing, creativity, problem posing, problem solving across the curriculum.
All-school, all-subject exhibitions three times a year.
Flexible scheduling that enables time to serve the needs of our learners (and not the other way around).
STEM curriculum.

Employment Opportunities:

Humanities Teacher.

MST (our version of STEM) teacher with a strong math background (and at least some science strengths).