Report this review as inappropriate

« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Boston, MA
Students enrolled: 125

Review topics

This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.  Learn more.

Mary Lyon K-8 School 5

Posted February 05, 2014
- a parent
This school has given our family a new lease on life, We were sure our children would never be able to thrive in a public school setting. We are seeing enthusiasm about going to school and daily affirmations from our children that this is the BEST place for them. The creativity we are seeing developed and the use of behavior modification to get the best out of students is really life changing. Every kid is treated as an individual and encouraged to learn in the style that works for them. This is the epitome of what an EXCELLENT public school should look like. Not every school could have the 16 student class size or perhaps be able to handle the range of behavioral or learning issues this school deals with, but the faculty and principle along with the caring parents should be commended for bringing learning to the next level for children not expected to even be in school still!

Mary Lyon K-8 School 5

Posted October 14, 2013
- a parent
Our children are doing amazing in this school. The administration focuses on ensuring the needs of the children, parents and staff are meet. This has exceeded our expectations coming from a local private school. The communication on what is going on should be a benchmark for all to follow. Clearly luck got us in through the lottery, our childrens future will keep us here and supporting an amazing staff! With much gratitude in seeing my tax dollars actually work for something reall meanginful our children!

Mary Lyon K-8 School 5

Posted January 23, 2010
- a parent
Truly excellent teachers. I never would have thought that a public school could be so wonderful.

Mary Lyon K-8 School 2

Posted March 09, 2007
- a parent
My son has attended the Mary Lyon school for many years. It is extremely rigid. There is little creativity in the classroom and the classes are completely task-oriented. It does not feel like a happy atmosphere to me, and if comfort and if you care about your child having fun and being happy, and not just doing well on tests, then I wouldn't reccomend it.

Mary Lyon K-8 School 5

Posted January 02, 2007
- a parent
The Mary Lyons is an excellent school. They have provided my son with some much attention, which has boosted his confidence in himself. This new found confidence has translated into better grades and a higher level of participation in class. The school also, has an awesome afterschool program, which has clubs that the kids can change every 4 to 6 weeks.

Nearby schools

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families. 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Mary Lyon K-8 School
50 Beechcroft Street, Boston, MA  02135
(617) 635-7945
Last modified Mary Lyon K-8 School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mary Lyon K-8 School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top