PHA At A Glance
From PreK to College: The Journey Starts Here
Our Mission: Prospect Hill Academy will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship.
PHA is a tuition-free, PreK to Grade 12 college preparatory charter public school. Admission is lottery-based and open to all Massachusetts residents with preference given to siblings and to Somerville and Cambridge residents.
WHY CHOOSE PHA?
Our uniquely diverse, international school community, including a student body representing more than 25 different nationalities
A strong and caring school community based on restorative practices that balances high expectations, high accountability, and high support for our students
An engaging K-12 Computer Science program, including a PHAb Lab makerspace for grades K-3, participation in award-winning robotics competitions, and an Esports team
Countless expanded learning opportunities for all students, including STEAM Saturday which provides free, hands-on, engaging, and fun enrichment programming for students in grades K-8
A robust family engagement structure that allows for family voice and fully supports families through the college application and financial aid process
A strong Athletics program: As a founding member of the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO), Prospect Hill Academy students are afforded the opportunity to compete interscholastically in MCSAO soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, cross-country, volleyball, cheerleading, and track.
The Collegiate Institute, designed to academically and social/emotionally prepare all students for the transition between school and college
Exemplary College Counseling and Alumni Support program:
OUR ENGAGED, DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATION
We serve 1,100 students across PreK to Grade 12:
RACIALLY & SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE
89% People of color; 68% Low-income
GLOBAL & MULTICULTURAL
TOP-RATED FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
PHA consistently places among the top high schools in the nation per U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best High Schools” ranking.
In 2016, 2018, and 2019, Boston Magazine placed PHA among the top ten charter schools in Massachusetts.
In 2020, PHA was the top public high school in Massachusetts for students attending college and university, with a 97% success rate.
CONTACT USWith questions or for more information about admissions, please contact Timothy Fontaine, Student Recruitment Coordinator, at [email protected] or 716-202-9014.
PROSPECT HILL ACADEMY CAMPUSES
Early Childhood Campus
15 Webster Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Upper Elementary Campus
17 Franklin Street
Somerville, MA 02145
50 Essex Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
High School &
54 Essex Street
Cambridge, MA 02139