The Green Difference
Through outdoor learning experiences, real world interdisciplinary projects, and diverse leadership opportunities,
BGA empowers our students to create a more just and sustainable world.
We are proud to be a Thompson Island multi-year partner school. All of our middle schoolers stay on Thompson Island for an immersive 3-day learning adventure each fall and a 1-day team building and leadership experience each spring. Thompson Island Outward Bound ignites curiosity and allows students to push past their preconceived ideas of what they can achieve.
We challenge our high school students to grapple with important environmental, social, and economic issues while empowering them to create change in their own lives and beyond. Each grade level digs deeply into a sustainability issue through real world learning experiences (field trips, data collection, interviews, research) and presents their findings and solutions at their end of year exhibition. Watch our video!
Senior Internships: During Term 4, all seniors complete a 6-week, full-time internship in a sustainability field of their choice.
Environmental Science Career and
Technical Education Pathway
Boston Green Academy is the only high school in the Boston Public Schools to offer an Environmental Science & Technology career pathway program. Students who complete this pathway are prepared to continue their education in college or enter the workforce in a variety of environmental fields and to investigate real-world environmental issues. Graduates of the Environmental Science pathway program are certified in First Aid and CPR, 10-hour OSHA general industry safety certificate, and OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations. Students are also trained in wastewater and drinking water technologies, and are prepared to take the Massachusetts Class II Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Massachusetts Grade I Drinking Water Treatment Exams administered by the State of Massachusetts. The program culminates in a 6-week internship with an environmental organization or company of their choice. Updated course list coming soon.