Best Schools

Best Schools in Boston 2017: Stress Test

What if you skipped the preschool interviews, didn’t sweat the latest standardized test, and overlooked the Ivy League? More than ever, school is making local kids and parents miserable—but it doesn’t have to. Plus: Our annual ranking of the top schools in Greater Boston. Edited by Brittany Jasnoff

Best Schools in Boston 2016

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know, plus our exclusive ranking of area high schools.

Best Schools in Boston 2015

Our exclusive ranking of 125 area school districts. Plus, why secular homeschooling is trending up, and an exhaustive guide to local preschools.

Best Schools in Boston 2014

Now more than ever, our faith in data is driving how we think about education. This month we look at where the numbers can take us, what they tell us—and how they can fail us.

Best Schools in Boston 2013

From class size to MCAS scores, we crunch the numbers on the top cities and towns within Greater Boston.