Boston Renaissance Main Entrance

One of Boston’s original charter schools, the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School today serves 944 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 6.


BRCPS was founded in 1995 by Dr. Robert Gaudet, former Executive Director of the Horace Mann Foundation, and a group of concerned business and community leaders. Pioneers in education innovation, these leaders wished to create an alternative educational opportunity that would enable children of the city of Boston to experience “a world class education.”

In 1998, the Board of Trustees hired Dr. Roger Harris to be the Principal and Executive Director of Boston Renaissance, a position he held until his retirement in 2015.  During his tenure, Dr. Harris built a reputation as a visionary leader in public education, not only in Massachusetts, but nationally.  His vision was to create an urban public school that would offer all the amenities, enrichment opportunities, and rigor found in America’s elite public and private schools.

Visitors to Boston Renaissance will see the vision of these founding leaders has come to fruition, as our students receive a rigorous, well-rounded education infused with strong arts and social development programs, all provided in a gleaming, state-of-the-art facility, set on a beautiful campus.

Today, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees and Head of School, Alexandra Buckmire, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School proudly carries on its tradition as an innovator and leader in the charter school sector in Massachusetts.