Boston Renaissance Charter Public School – Boston, MA
Implementation of Project Read Program 2003-2010



Boston Renaissance Charter Public School is a large urban school in the city of Boston with a high-poverty, 99% minority population. 79% receive free or reduced lunch and the majority of students are African-American. With over 1,000 students in K-6, it is one of the largest elementary charter schools in the nation.

The school is required by the state to monitor student progress with a consistent benchmarking system which demonstrated rising test scores.




  • Instruction with Project Read® Phonics resulted in immediate behavioral management success in many classrooms by helping to create a climate with focused and engaged students.

  • Significant gains were measured in fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

  • Teachers enjoyed teaching the curriculum, and noticed students mastering skills that they had previously been unable to achieve.

  • Project Read curriculums are an integral part of regular classroom instruction and are a highly successful RTI model as well.