ATA Students running up the stairs

Welcome to Alexander Twilight Academy

Our Approach

Alexander Twilight Academy (ATA) is a free academic catalyst and high school and college access program that provides hard-working, high-potential Boston-area students from under-resourced backgrounds with the highest quality educational and life-enriching opportunities.

Named after the first Black American to graduate from college in the United States, ATA admits students in 5th grade and supports them on their journey to and through high school and college through rigorous, year-round academic programming, support, advocacy, enrichment, and mentorship.

Our Mission:

Alexander Twilight Academy nurtures the next generation of great leaders, thinkers, creators, and changemakers to live meaningful lives of passion and purpose.

Our Impact
ATA Students

At ATA, we’ve proven that we can close the achievement gap in weeks, not years. If every school in Massachusetts was able to achieve the same growth in a year that ATA did in six weeks, the achievement gap would be closed.

In just six weeks of virtual learning, Alexander Twilight Academy Students:


ATA students had a 429% change in score in English Language Arts in six weeks.


ATA students had a 240% change in score in Math in six weeks.


On average, ATA students increased their total Math scores to a 91% which is classified as Advanced (90-100%) on the MCAS.


Students had 100% virtual attendance during the 2020-2021 school year.

Student Gallery
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