City on a hill charter public school


Smart is not something you are. Smart is something you become.

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools is a network of three college preparatory high schools located on Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA), Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

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 TEACHER LEADERSHIP Teachers take responsibility for the performance of students and of our schools. Our teachers are reflective practitioners and managers who drive decision-making in doing, building, and growing City on a Hill. They are contributors to urban public school reform.

City on a Hill is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of all race, ethnicity, and backgrounds to apply. Thank you again for your interest in City on a Hill!



City on a Hill is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of all race, ethnicity, and backgrounds to apply. Thank you again for your interest in City on a Hill!

Culture of celebration

Building a positive culture is an important aspect of a successful school. A community that values and encourages motivation publicly celebrates success. At City on a Hill, school-wide celebrations are valued rituals held on a weekly basis. Because academic achievement is a central tenet of City on a Hill, the community endeavors to eliminate a competitive culture that regards high grades as finite rewards to be fought over or believes failing grades are ample punishment to be dispersed liberally. Elimination of a competitive culture is achieved by fostering a culture of consistent, inclusive celebrations.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

City on a Hill Public Schools does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, transgender status, gender transitioning, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, homelessness, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its programs, activities or operations. These include, but are not limited to, admissions, equal access to programs and activities, employment, provision of and access to programs and services, as well as selection of volunteers, vendors and employers recruiting at any City on a Hill Public School.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.


We prepare our students to exercise their rights and responsibilities as democratic citizens by emphasizing their responsibility to question, to act, and to avoid complacency. Examples of citizenship education at CoaH include ninth grade civics class, regular school wide Town Meeting featuring student-led debate, and City Project, the capstone course focused on public policy.

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About Us

City on a Hill serves students who are traditionally underserved by the public school system. The majority of students arrive performing significantly below grade level. However, 100% of City on a Hill students pass the MCAS, and 91% of recent graduates have enrolled in college.

City on a Hill believes first, and most centrally, not just that all students can learn, but that all students must learn in order to address the social, economic, and political inequities of our nation. We approach learning accordingly and work tirelessly to prepare our students for success in college and beyond.


Our Mission:                                                                                                                     City on a Hill graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability.
Our Guiding Principles:                                                                                                                Our student body is made up of a variety of ages, ethnicities, learning levels and populations. We highly value our school’s diversity.



City on a Hill Network & Foundation                                   Human Resources                         15 Allerton Street, Suite 1         Roxbury, MA 02119

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed




Why City on a Hill?

City on a Hill strives to provide a nurturing environment for aspiring teachers to become licensed and effective urban educators. Fellows experience an urban public high school setting where the mission is alive, where students are academically successful, where teachers have time to work together, and where there is a strong culture of celebration.

Kevin T. Taylor

Chief Executive Officer


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City on a Hill Network & Foundation                                                    

15 Allerton Street, Suite 1, Roxbury, MA 0211     

P: (617) 533-9453
F: (617) 249-0856

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement                                                                                                                                                     In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).