The Steppingstone Academy

The Steppingstone Academy prepares motivated, underserved students for acceptance to and success at top independent, Catholic, and public exam schools in the greater Boston area.

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College Success Academy

Piloted in 2011, the College Success Academy offers rigorous, tuition-free programs for Boston Public School students seeking to succeed in high school and pursue a college education.

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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 three programs in Boston:

The Steppingstone Academy prepares underserved middle-grade students for admission to, and success at, top independent, Catholic, and public exam schools.

The College Success Academy, provides after-school and summer academic programming to students attending four Boston public K-8 schools: the Donald McKay, the Jackson/Mann, the Edison, and the Gardner Pilot Academy.

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.