Admissions Highlights

In 2015…

  • Steppingstone welcomed 164 new Scholars into our programs. These students will work with Steppingstone for the next ten-plus years.
  • The College Success Academy had one of their most successful admissions seasons ever, collecting 162 teacher nominations and reaching 120 new prospective families.
  • The Steppingstone Academy’s family information sessions reached more than 550 people from all around Boston.

Who Are Steppingstone Scholars?

  • Steppingstone Scholars live in more than 10 different neighborhoods. (All Steppingstone Scholars come from low- to moderate-income Boston neighborhoods, including Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Hyde Park, Charlestown, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Allston-Brighton).
  • Scholars were born in more than 20 countries, including Albania, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, the United States, and Vietnam.
  • In addition to English, Scholars speak more than 15 languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Cape Verdean Creole, French, Fulani, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Pashto, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.
  • The majority of Scholars will become the very first person in their family to earn a college degree.


Next up: 2015 Middle and High School Highlights