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A Transformative Education for a Promising Future

ESPERANZA ACADEMY is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. The school is 100% privately funded and relies on the generosity of its donors.

Our Mission:

Esperanza's mission is to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens. We empower and prepare our girls to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect.


Esperanza Academy’s Harvest of Hope Dinner Celebrates Students and Alumnae


LAWRENCE, MA — Esperanza Academy, along with 335 of its friends and supporters celebrated the annual Harvest of Hope Dinner and Auction on Friday, October 23, at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA. The gala dinner, which raised nearly $225,000 to support the tuition-free school's programs, featured poignant, funny, and inspiring speeches by two Esperanza Academy students and two alumnae—all at different stages in their academic and personal journeys. Festivities included a cocktail reception, a silent auction, dinner, and the presentation of the 2015 Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award to longtime Esperanza supporter and volunteer Susan L. Wilson. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


Esperanza Academy Earns AISNE Accreditation

Head of School Chris Wilson announced that Esperanza Academy has earned full accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), a nationally recognized accreditation program. Entering its ninth year of providing middle school girls in Lawrence with a rigorous and holistic independent-school education, Esperanza Academy completed the in-depth accreditation process this May. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


Esperanza Academy Brings iPads into the Classroom

Esperanza Academy rolled out an ambitious new program to integrate iPads into the classroom. The 1:1 iPad classroom program, which supplies iPads for all Esperanza students, will modernize and enhance the classroom experience for students, providing one-point access to textbooks, research and information resources, assignments, note taking, and new and engaging learning opportunities. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE