Match Education History

YearEventDetails
2000Match High School (MHS) opens.MHS opens in a rented Hebrew School in Boston. Its initial charter is for 180 students grades 9-12.
2001MIT Partnership begins.MHS 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 begins.MHS begins partnership with Boston University. MHS seniors must pass 2 Boston University courses to graduate.
2004Match Corps Tutoring Program begins.The 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 expanded.MHS 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 USDOE.MHS is cited by the US Department of Education (USDOE) as one of the nation's 8 best charter high schools.
2008Match Middle School (MMS) opens.MMS opens in a rented facility in Jamaica Plain.
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. 
2008-12MHS and MMS receive Epic Award.New Leaders for New Schools and the U.S. Department of Education recognize MHS and MMS for value-added proficiency gains by its students.
2008Match Teacher Residency (MTR) starts.The MTR program launches. Match Education begins training residents to become unusually effective rookie teachers.
2009MTR graduates its first class.MTR 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 Foundation, Inc.Match 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 approved.The 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 coaching.A full-time college coach is hired to support MHS alumni enter and persist in college.
2011MCD opens.MCD 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 (MET) degrees beginning in 2012-13.
2012NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF) names Match Education Entrepreneurial Organization of the Year.NSVF 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 Foundation, Inc.As 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 Foundation, Inc.As 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 class graduates from SGSE.On December 7, 2013 the first cohort of graduates from SGSE receive their MET degrees.
2014The charters of Match 6-12 and MCD are consolidated.As of July 1, 2014 all three campuses of Match schools are consolidated under one charter called Match Charter Public School. Students who enter MCD will, upon promotion, matriculate into MMS and eventually graduate from MHS.
2014Match Beyond is launched.In the summer of 2014, Match Beyond starts to formally recruit Boston-area high school graduates for an alternative college program in partnership with College For America, an online branch of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).
2015The Poydras Street project is completed.In the fall of 2015, MCD moves into its new permanent home on Poydras Street in Hyde Park. With the conclusion of this capital project, Match completes its real estate portfolio, now owning all of its school buildings.
2016Match Minis is launched.In May 2016, Match Export launches its first open educational resource (OER) called Match Minis, a free website hosting a library of short, animated videos that share best practices for teachers and teacher coaches.
2016Match Fishtank is launched.In August 2016, Match Export launches its second OER called Match Fishtank, a free website hosting all of the math and ELA curriculum used at Match Charter Public School. Export staff continually update the materials, and by spring 2018 start adding science and social studies courses for various grade levels.
2018Duet is rebranded and relaunched.In July 2018, Match Beyond is renamed as Duet, Inc. and relaunched as its own non-profit, independent of Match Education. The separation allows Duet to operate more freely in the higher education space, while the rest of the Match programs continue to operate in the K-12 education field.
2018Match Charter Public School reaches full enrollment.As of the start of the 2018-19 school year, Match Charter Public School is serving its full enrollment of 1,250 students, as authorized by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
2018Match Schoolhouse is launched.In the fall of 2018, Match Export launches a third website called Match Schoolhouse which offers practical, low-cost, on-demand professional development courses covering topics in teaching practice, instructional coaching, and curriculum implementation.