About Us

Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School (OGPS) is a Boston Public School located in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  As a K-8 school, OGPS serves over 800 students in three distinct academies.  Bethune Academy is our primary education academy that is comprised of grades K0-2.  Shabazz Academy serves our students in upper elementary school in grades 3-5.  Dubois Academy is our middle school academy, consisting of grades 6-8.

OGPS is a designated “Turnaround” school that has the benefit of added time for our students to learn and grow.  The school day begins at 7:10 AM and, for grades K-5, ends at 2:30 PM.  Our 6th and 7th grade students attend mandatory Citizen Schools programming Monday through Thursday until 5:15 PM.  Many of our 8th graders also attend extended day programming until 5:15 PM via either Citizen Schools’ 8th Grade Academy or through City Year’s “Be the Change” program.  K – 5 students can participate in extended learning City Year or BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) which dismiss at 5:15 PM Monday through Thursday.  Every Friday, dismissal for all students  is 2:30 PM.

Orchard Gardens at a Glance

Principal: Andrew Bott

Student Demographics: 56% Hispanic; 42% Black; 2% Asian

Special Programs: Students with Autism (full strand) and Sheltered English Instruction for English Language Learners (Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole)

Structure:  Orchard Gardens is divided into three small learning academies:  Bethune Academy (Grades K0 – 2); Shabazz Academy (Grades 3 – 5); and DuBois Academy (Grades 6 – 8 )

School Hours: 7:10am to 2:30pm for grades K0 – 5 and grade 8; 7:10am to 5:15pm for grades 6 and 7

Contact Information: Ph 617-635-1656; Fax 617-635-1634

Address: 906 Albany Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Uniform Policy:  Yellow collared shirt and navy pants/skirt for grades K0 – 5; Navy, yellow or white collared shirt and khaki pants/skirt for grades 6 – 8.   OGPS logo shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase at L&M Bargain Stores at both locations:  745 Dudley Street, Dorchester - (617) 265-1845 or 640 American Legion Highway, Roslindale - (617) 971-0012

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