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Dear Roxbury Prep Families, 

We hope you all had a restful and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. In this season of gratitude, we are so thankful and grateful for our Roxbury Prep team opening their doors for select students this past Monday! We are proud to celebrate this major milestone for our students, families, and the entire Uncommon community as we welcome students back to our Boston schools. This would not be possible without the continued support of every portion of our Uncommon community – and especially you, families! Thank you for your support as we continue to navigate this school year as we drive towards reopening in January.

School Updates

Parent/Guardian Survey Coming in January!

In early January, we will launch a brief survey for all parents and guardians. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and feedback directly with us as we work to provide the highest quality schools for your child(ren). The survey will open on Monday, January 4th and close on Sunday, January 17th. You will receive a link to the survey via email once it opens. We look forward to hearing from you!

Roxbury Prep is now Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 School Year!

If your Roxbury Prep student has a sibling in grades 5-9, make sure you apply before the deadline of February 28, 2021 in order to get preference in our lottery! Current students do not need to re-apply. If you have any family, friends, or neighbors who would like to start their student on the pathway to college, have them apply at or call 617-858-1306 for more information! See here for a flyer with more information. Roxbury Prep wants to hear from all our families! Take this quick 5 minute survey to tell us more about why you chose Roxbury Prep for your student. Interested families can also sign up for our Family Champion committee!

Remote Learning Meal Distribution:

All Roxbury Prep families have the option of picking up breakfast and lunches at any Roxbury Prep school campus from 11am-1pm. Families can choose the day and site that works best for them and pick up meals for all Roxbury Prep students in their family at the same time. See below for the list of which campuses will be open each day. Each day, families will receive either two or three breakfasts and lunches for each student in their family enrolled at a Roxbury Prep school. To receive a full week of meals, plan to visit the same site twice per week. When you arrive at the pick-up, go to the front door or look for food service staff. If you have any questions, reach out to your school’s Director of Operations. Please note that school is closed Wed - Friday the week of Thanksgiving and meals won’t be available on those days.


December is Emotional Wellness Month at Uncommon!

Emotional Wellness is the ability to deal with challenges in life, build positive relationships with others, and encourage the use of healthy coping skills. When we help our students learn the names of their feelings and how to express them in appropriate ways we are supporting their emotional wellness. By practicing emotional wellness we are reducing our stress, getting quality sleep, using healthy coping skills, and choosing a brighter outlook on life!

Below are a few resources to help you and your family practice emotional wellness!

Upcoming Parent Partners for Advocacy Meeting:

Please join us for our upcoming Parent Partners for Advocacy (PPFA) meeting!  See the updated meeting information below:

  • When [NEW DATE!]: Tuesday, December 15th, 5-6pm
  • What: Join us for a conversation about the changes in Roxbury Prep’s discipline practices and policies, which were discussed in our first PPFA meeting in October. This meeting will be facilitated by Roxbury Prep’s Assistant Superintendent Tera Carr and Associate Chief Operating Officer Kate Armstrong.   
  • Where: Log into the virtual meeting using this link.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP using this link
  • Thoughts on what you’d like to cover in this conversation? Email Bridget McElduff ( with your thoughts or include them in your RSVP.

Food Items Available:

With the holidays around the corner, Roxbury Prep’s Parent Partners for Advocacy (PPFA) group is assembling and distributing food items for families as needed. If you’d like to receive some food items, please fill out this survey. Your information will not be shared.

If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Cynthia Leger
Managing Director of Operations, Roxbury Prep
We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year!
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