– Opal Williams, Co-Founder
Boston DREAM Academy was birthed through the conviction, vision, and effort of dedicated parents, church members and area pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the fall of 2013.
These founders shared the common goal of creating an outstanding, Christ-centered, college preparatory high school. They wanted a school within metropolitan Boston where young people from diverse backgrounds would be welcomed, challenged and inspired to accomplish their academic potential and to pursue God’s purpose for their lives.
Students would be prepared through a rigorous academic curriculum, enriched with extracurricular activities, within a supportive, collaborative environment. This would be a school where all students are loved and affirmed; and teachers and facilitators are decidedly intentional regarding the success of each student. A school where graduates are known not only for their intellectual ability, but for their integrity, self-discipline, high moral value and their commitment to social justice and equality. A school where students will demonstrate compassion and kindness to everyone they come in contact with.
A mobilized generation of youth who represent truth, justice, honor and mercy in the world.
To nurture the intellectual curiosity of High School students and to cultivate their dedication to service through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a supportive, collaborative community.
To help each student develop a richer, personal relationship with Christ and to deepen their faith, commitment and practice.
Our school is guided by people fully invested in the vision of the school. The success of each student is at the heart of every decision made. Board members include community members, parents, pastors, healthcare professionals, educators and business leaders located in Boston and throughout the country.
“This school is like no other educational institution that I have been a part of in my thirty years of teaching. Differentiated instruction, tailored to each student’s abilities means they are able to achieve well beyond what they would in an ordinary learning environment. The social-emotional component of our school is what truly differentiates us though. Helping our students to make sense of the world around them, to contribute as leaders in their families and communities and to thrive when they graduate are the outcomes that set BDA apart.”
– Robert Jackson, Principal
We are dedicated to cultivating a service orientation among students – a school community that embraces and values the differences in each individual regardless of their faith persuasion, social, cultural, racial or economic status.
Our graduates will be distinguished not only by their intellectual ability, but also by their ethics, integrity, service, moral values and humanitarian commitment.
“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
The founders of the Boston DREAM Academy have their faith rooted in Seventh-day Adventist Christianity, a church well known for its excellence in healthcare, education, and human service activities. For this reason, the principals of Christianity are infused throughout our curriculum and approach to education.
Central to the Christian faith is instruction from Jesus to ‘love one another, as I have loved you.’ Our goal is to recognize each student as being of inestimable value and to love them to success. To love someone is to recognize their value. To love someone is to truly see them; acknowledge their worth; appreciate them for who they are. To love someone is to strive to bring out their best and help them accomplish their dreams.