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Achievement First was founded on a central core belief: all children, regardless of race or economic status, deserve access to a great education. With that access, our students are excelling.

Our goal is to help all students achieve their big dreams. We’re here to help them develop the skills they need to graduate from top colleges, succeed in a competitive world, and serve as the next generation of leaders in our community. And we are committed to serving all students—including students with disabilities and English Learners. Our students are “our why.” They are the reason we do what we do, every day.


    “When teachers see a talent in you that you don’t see in yourself, all of those stereotypes that society puts on you go away.”

    Brian, Student at AF Hartford High

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    “Being bilingual is cool. The best part is that I can talk to more people.”

    Gabriel, Student at Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary

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    “Competing in robotics gave me new experiences. I love STEM and I know I want to be a pilot. ”

    Joseph, Student at AF University Prep High

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    “My favorite subjects are science and literature, and I’m going to become a very successful black woman scientist.”

    Kerchel, Student at AF Brownsville Middle

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    “Expeditions give me a chance to work really hard at something I love doing. I'm so proud of what I've accomplished.”

    McKeila, Student at AF Aspire Middle

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