School Basics

25 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


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The Boston Teachers Union School opened on September 10, 2009 with one class each at grades K1, K2, 1, and 2, one Primary Transition Class for young children with special needs, and two classes at grade 6.  The school added one grade to the lower grades and one to the upper grades each year until September 2012, when the school became a complete K-8 school with one class at grades K1-5 and two classes at grades 6-8. Current BTU School enrollment information is available from the Massachusetts Department of Education.

School Day and Attendance

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM with an afterschool program available until 5:45 PM. Attendance each and every day of school is essential to your child’s growth and development. If your child has to be absent, please call 617-635-7717 and send a note on the following day so that we can excuse the absence. More than four unexcused absences in a trimester or more than twelve absences in one year, may result in no credit for the academic year.

Simmons College Partnership

The Boston Teachers Union School has joined with Simmons College to form a Professional Development School. Simmons works with the teachers on developing the model for shared leadership and on curriculum development, will place interns in the Union School classrooms, and may work with Union School faculty on research projects. More information.

Applying for Admission

Students living in the Boston Public Schools West Zone entering grades K1 through 8 are eligible to apply. Find out if you are eligible here. You can apply for admission to the BTU School through the regular Boston Public Schools application process. Learn more about the process here.

Visiting the School

Visitors are welcomed. Please sign in the office and get a visitor’s pass. We welcome your visit to our classroom at your convenience but ask that you make arrangement with your child’s teacher. Friends and family members of our scholars cannot visit for a day without a written note from a family member and prior approval.

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