Schools are selected on the basis of their willingness and demonstrated capacity to effectively educate at-risk children. These “non-public” schools include independent private schools, Catholic Diocesan schools and private Christian schools. Schools must possess the following qualities: a principal who understands and supports the mission, small size, safe environment, high expectations and a commitment to caring and character building. The child’s caregiver chooses the school they would like their child to attend. Some of our kids will track back to their local public school due to improved opportunities for special education or family preference. These kids continue in Star Kids and are given opportunities for tutoring, after school programs, summer camps and mentoring.

Participating schools in the New Bedford Star Kids Scholarship Program during the 2017-18 school year:

Private Schools
All Saints Catholic School
Bethany Christian Academy
Bishop Stang High School
Friends Academy
Holy Family Holy Name School
Mt. St. Charles Academy
Mullein Hill Christian Academy
Nativity Prep
Nazarene Christian Academy
Our Sisters’ School
St. Francis Xavier School
St. James – St. John School
St. Joseph School
Public Schools

Acushnet Middle School
City on a Hill Charter School
Dartmouth School Choice
Fairhaven High School
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
Hastings Middle School
Keith Middle School
Middleboro High School
New Bedford Global Learning Charter School
New Bedford High School
Normandin Middle School
Roosevelt Middle School