The John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science is one of Boston’s three exam schools, and therefore requires that all students take the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE) before they are accepted. The school features a diverse and supportive community of learners who engage in a rigorous and comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program integrated with Humanities. The college-preparatory exam school enables our students to reach their full potential and become leaders who will shape the direction of society.
Dating back over 100 years to the 19th century, the John D. O’Bryant School has an illustrious history. It was founded as Mechanic Arts High School in 1893. The School was renamed after Boston native and education leader John D. O’Bryant in 1992. He was the first African-American elected to the Boston School Committee, and served as its president and as a national chairman of the Council of Urban Boards of Education. Mr. O’Bryant was a tireless advocate for the children of Boston and always took time to meet with young people and encourage them to set high goals and pursue a college education.
The application process for the John D. O’Bryant School includes test scores from the ISEE, Boston residency, and student grade information (including GPA). The ISEE is always held on a Saturday in November (this year, 11/4). Eligible students must be enrolled in grades 6, 8, or 9. Check the Boston Public Schools website for exam information by clicking here.
If you would like to learn more about the John D. O’Bryant School, you can schedule a tour or even a shadow day, a new program that will be introduced in spring 2018. The John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science is located at 55 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury, MA 02120. You can reach the school by phone at 617-635-9932.
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