The Mission Hill School is a Boston Public Pilot School serving approximately 250 children, ages 3-14 (grades K0-8). The small learning community emphasizes a project-based, collaborative curriculum, inclusive of all learning abilities. MHS was founded in 1997 by educator and author Deborah Meier and is modeled on democratic principles. In 2012, the school community relocated to the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.


  • Outside the Lines Meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 5:45 – 7:15 pm in the MHS Library. Food and childcare will be provided.
  • Family Council Meeting: Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:45 – 7:00 pm pm in the MHS Library. Urban Improv will join us and food and childcare will be provided.
  • 2015-16 School Preview Dates
    Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Thursday, December 10, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 10:00 – 11:30 am
    Thursday, January 7, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am
    Please use the Carolina Ramp Entrance to the school for all Preview Visits. Questions? Call 617-635-6384.
  • Watch NYS Exposed Education: Could Pilot Schools Work Here? This is a news story about the public school system in Rochester, New York, who is considering switching to a model based on Boston’s Pilot Schools. Mission Hill School is one of the featured schools in the story.
  • Good Morning Mission Hill: The Freedom to Teach, The Freedom to Learn, a documentary about MHS is here!
    Copies are available in the MHS main office for $20 or Online
    Find out where to watch!