The Harvard-Kent Partnership helps make the dream of college a reality for children at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School, a remarkable urban public school that represents an incredible cross section of students from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The Partnership does this by providing incentive scholarships, enrichment programs and college application guidance.
The Partnership is an all volunteer organization comprised of community members, parents, former educators and executives.
The Harvard-Kent Elementary School is a Boston Public School located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, with over 500 students attending pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2016, the school was named a Level 1 school (the top designation) by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, because our students are making accelerated progress on state assessments. Harvard-Kent is one of only 21 Level 1 schools in the Boston public school system, out of a total of 125 schools. The school is also proud to have one of the most racially diverse student bodies among the Boston Public Schools, and is 35% Hispanic, 29% Asian, 23% African American, 10% White, and 3% Multi-Race.
Stuart Murphy, President
Melinda Cheston, Vice President
Pamela Hickey, Vice President
Jill Thompson, Treasurer
Richard Runci, Secretary
Petie Hilsinger, Founder
Board of Directors
Maria Fenwick, Board Member at Large
Jason Gallagher, Principal
Karen Webber, School Liaison
Helen Chin Schlichte