Sturgis Charter Public School is dedicated to an "International Baccalaureate (IB) for All" philosophy, preparing high school students for higher education in a supportive learning environment. Sturgis provides each student a rigorous world-class educational program, encouraging academic achievement, intellectual confidence, and personal growth.

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Ensuring College Readiness: IB For All
High Standards + High Expectations = High Achievement

Sturgis begins preparing students in grade nine to build arguments, defend points of view, make sense of data, write persuasively, and think critically. Students are encouraged to develop empathy, raise social awareness, build tolerance, and take on personal responsibility. Similarly, the Sturgis community works toward building positive and productive habits, attitudes, and values in its students in order to optimally prepare them for a rigorous grade 11-12 program designed to ensure success at university. STURGIS IS A TUITION FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL.


Success in life-long learning

Paul Marble contributed the following article to Excellence and Equity (E2), a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering under-represented students for success in life-long learning and college graduation through successful participation in the IB Diploma Programme in public schools.


US News and World Report

US News and World Report recently announced the Best High Schools Ranking for 2015. Sturgis received a gold medal and is ranked #1 high school in MA, #6 charter school in US, and #32 high school in US.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Congratulations to Sturgis faculty and students for achieving this recognition of excellence!

For more information, see: US News Best High Schools in Massachusetts 2015


The Washington Post once again recognizes Sturgis

The Washington Post recently announced the 2015 High School Challenge Index based on its review of 2014 data from high schools across the U.S. Once again, Sturgis was ranked the #1 public school in MA and #2 in MA among all high schools behind Middlesex Academy, an independent school. The MA ranking listed four charter schools among the top 10 schools in the state: Advanced Academy of Math and Science, Boston Collegiate Charter, MATCH Charter and Josiah Quincy Upper School, a pilot school in Boston. Sturgis was also ranked #10 among all high schools in the Northeast and #111 in the U.S. 


NEW Executive Director Appointment to Begin July, 2016

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Link to Cape Cod Times article


Eric Hieser is featured in the
March/April 2013 issue of Cape Cod View

"Conversation with Eric Hieser, Executive Director, Sturgis Charter Public School", Cape Cod View, March/April 2013: p.16-17.

Sturgis Ranks Third in Nation's Top Ten List
of Charter Schools by US News

US News & World Report recently compiled a list of the Best Charter Schools in America based on students’ college readiness and test proficiency.
Read the full article HERE.


Please support our efforts at Sturgis by donating to the Annual Appeal!

Donations can be made by check payable to William Sturgis Friends of Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2012, Hyannis, MA 02601. Credit Card donations may be made through PayPal on our webpage. It is not the amount you give that matters, it’s your action that counts!