Match Education is the shared brand name of Match Charter Public School, The Match Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools, a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools, and a hybrid college and jobs program that seeks unprecedented degree completion rates and employment outcomes. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.
Our entities, using the Match Education shared brand name, focus on the following areas of work:
Match Schools: Match Public Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Boston, serving students from PreK to 12th grade on multiple campuses across the city. The school is widely recognized for its ability to prepare students academically for college success.*
Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education: The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education grants a Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET) degree. Our approach to training teachers is unconventional. It stresses long hours, highly directed coaching from master educators, and repetitive practice of basic teaching and classroom management techniques. The most recognized charter schools in the country hire our graduates and pay us to train them.
Match Beyond: Match Beyond creates an accelerated pathway toward fully accredited Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Match Beyond will also place all students in jobs.
Match Export: Match Export is our vehicle for sharing the inventions we develop in our applied work. We publish what we learn in a broad range of outlets, from academic journals to the popular press, and we increasingly partner with districts, graduates schools of education, and policy makers nationally who are interested in replicating our work and learning from our applied research. We are currently exploring new ways to disseminate our knowledge virtually to ever-growing audiences.
*Match Charter Public School is its own local education agency (LEA). The charter receives public funding from both the state and federal governments, and is tuition-free and open to any Boston resident. It operates autonomously. For more information about our governance model, please click here.