Roxbury History Night: Independent Schools in the 60s | March 30

Roxbury History Speaker Series

Where: Haley House Bakery Café 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
When: Wednesday, March 30
Come for dinner starting at 5 pm; program starts promptly at 7 pm
Please rsvp to

Roxbury Community School, Highland Park Free School, and the New School for Children were independent schools founded by parents to provide their children with an excellent education when the Boston Public Schools were failing them.

What was special about these schools? What can we learn from them in light of today’s educational challenges? Parents, teachers and students from these schools will share their experiences.

Participants include:

  • Jeri Robinson, teacher at Highland Park Free School and now on the Boston School Committee
  • Marie Lindahl, teacher at Roxbury Community School
  • Judge Leslie Harris, teacher at both New School for Children and Highland Park Free School
  • Karen Worth, instructor at Wheelock
  • Mildred and Pat Shelton, formerly parent and student at Roxbury Community School