Programs
Steppingstone Scholars Program

The Steppingstone Scholars Program prepares motivated students from historically marginalized communities for acceptance to and success at top independent, Catholic/parochial, and public/public exam schools in the greater Boston area.

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National Partnership for Educational Access

A national network dedicated to college access, the National Partnership for Educational Access equips members with the practical tools and professional resources they need to effectively support underrepresented students.

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Start your application to Steppingstone

Steppingstone offers rigorous, tuition-free programs for Boston students seeking to succeed in middle school, high school, and college. Find out if your child is eligible.

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Helping Scholars transform their lives

For 30 years, Steppingstone has provided free college-access programs to families who dream of college for their children, but face serious obstacles. Today, we serve 1,600 students throughout Boston.

Steppingstone Scholars commit in 4th or 5th grade to the hard work necessary to graduate from college, and our team spends more than a decade preparing, advising, and supporting each student and family.

The Steppingstone Foundation runs the following programs in Boston:

The Steppingstone Scholars Program prepares motivated students from historically marginalized communities for acceptance to and success at top independent, Catholic/parochial, and public/public exam schools in the greater Boston area.

The National Partnership for Educational Access is a membership association for organizations, programs, and institutions that are committed to educational access for underrepresented students. NPEA has more than 300 members in 34 states.

When you join Steppingstone, you become part of an incredible SUCCESS EFFECT, which is changing communities throughout Boston, the country, and the world.