Match Education History

YearEventDetails
2000Match High School (MHS) opensMHS opens in a rented Hebrew School in Boston. Its initial charter is for 180 students grades 9-12.
2001MIT Partnership beginsMHS begins partnership with MIT. Subsidized by federal work-study wages, MIT students tutor MHS students. Partnership expands quickly to other local universities.
2003Boston University Partnership beginsMHS begins partnership with Boston University. MHS seniors must pass 2 Boston University courses to graduate.
2004Match Corps Tutoring Program beginsThe Match Corps program begins. All students receive at least two hours of tutoring every day. Program recruits extensively and selectively from top colleges nationally.
2004AP Curriculum is expandedMHS requires all students to take at least 3 AP classes as a graduation requirement. AP Course offerings include Calculus, Biology, Literature, History, and English.
2006MHS honored by USDOEMHS is cited by the US Department of Education (USDOE) as one of the nation's 8 best charter high schools.
2008-12MHS receives Epic AwardNew Leaders for New Schools and the U.S. Department of Education recognize MHS and MMS for value-added proficiency gains by its students.
2008-09MHS is recognized as one of America's best high schoolsNewsweek ranks MHS #25 in its list of 1,400 high schools in the nation. US News and World Report ranks MHS #99 in its list of 18,000 high schools in the nation. 
2008Match Middle School (MMS) opensMMS opens in a rented facility in Jamaica Plain.
2008Match Teacher Residency (MTR) startsThe MTR program launches. Match Education begins training teachers to become unusually effective rookie teachers.
2009MTR graduates its first classMTR graduates its first class of teachers. Graduates take jobs in high-performing charter schools, including Achievement First, Pritzker College Prep, Edward Brooke, KIPP, Boston Collegiate, and Phoenix Charter Academy.
2011Match Export is launched by The Match FoundationMatch Export, a dissemination unit, is launched by the Match Foundation to work nationally with education organizations that are interested in replicating our school-level practices and in purchasing teacher training services.
2011Match Community Day (MCD) School is approvedThe Massachusetts Board of Education approves MCD charter application and clears the school to focus on English Language Learner students and to serve 700 students grades K-12.
2011Match Education begins college coachingA full-time college coach to support MHS alumni enter and persist in college.
2011MCD opensMCD opens in Jamaica Plain with 100 elementary students, 85% of whom speak a language other than English at home.
2012MA Board of Higher Education (MABHE) approves Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE)MABHE approves the formation of SGSE, an independent and fully sanctioned graduate school that will begin granting Master's in Effective Teaching beginning in 2012-13.
2012NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF) names Match Education Entrepreneurial Organization of the YearNSVF honors Match Education's record of student outcomes, its promising work on teacher training, and its commitment to dissemination of its tutoring program and other innovations.
2012Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) contracts the Match FoundationAs part of a state-led effort to fix the failing district, the Foundation is contracted to lead the deployment of 50 full-time math fellows in two underperforming high schools.
2013University of Chicago Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab contract the Match FoundationAs part of a 2x2 research study, the Foundation is contracted to provide math tutoring to 700 adolescent boys in twelve high schools in the Chicago Public School system.
2013First graduating class from the Sposato Graduate School of Education On December 7, 2013 the first cohort of graduates from the Sposato Graduate School of Education receive their Masters in Effective Teaching degrees.
2014The charters of Match 6-12 and Match Community Day are consolidatedAs of July 1, 2014 all three campuses of Match schools are consolidated under one charter called Match Charter Public School. Students who enter Match Community Day will, upon promotion, matriculate into Match Middle School and eventually graduate from Match High School.