Teachers work long days because they are committed to all students learning and being prepared for college. Teachers work hard to make sure they have positive relationships with students and that classes run smoothly.
There are many strong leaders at Boston Prep. I have appreciated how the school had expanded the leadership structure of the years to include principals and department chairs. Department chairs can help teachers really focus on their curriculum and principals can help teachers with their classroom culture.
A big part of the reason that I came to Boston Prep was because of the two part mission: that students will succeed in college and be ethical people. The fact that the school had an ethical side of the mission was something that drew me to the school. Students take a weekly ethics class where they learn about the school's virtues: compassion, perseverance, respect, integrity, and courage. They are encouraged to practice these virtues inside and outside the classroom.
I have worked at this school for a number of years and have had a great experience. I find the mission of the school inspiring - we are all working to help provide students access to four year colleges and grow ethically.