Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School (Formerly Lewenburg)20 Outlook Road
Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126
- Neighborhood: Mattapan
- Project Type: Schoolyard with Outdoor Classroom
- Year Completed: 2011
- Landscape Architect: Klopfer Martin Design Group
A new schoolyard helps the successful Young Achievers implement their environmental and community-based curriculum and to realize its wellness plan with better space for physical activity. In the fall of 2009, Young Achievers moved from Walk Hill Ave. in Jamaica Plain to the Lewenburg Middle School building in Mattapan, where it gained 200 students but lost their beloved schoolyard, which served as a major resource for their unique place-based and environmental curriculum. Young Achievers' student body is 550 students; 63% African American and 32% Hispanic; 82% of students received free or reduced lunch.