Our Goal is to Finish the Bridge!

Building Bridges to a Brighter Future Capital Expansion Campaign

Bellesini is now a co-institutional school since we admitted our first class of girls in 2015. We have grown to serve 60 girls in grades 5-8, doubling our enrollment as well as our impact on the City of Lawrence.

We have made much progress expanding the building and adding learning spaces, and continue to press forward to meet our goals. With the help of those who have donated to our Building Bridges to a Brighter Future Capital Campaign, those funds go directly to support the financial needs necessary to accommodate this growth.

We encourage you to partner with us as we enter the home stretch with the last phase of this campaign!

To make a Gift or to register a Pledge:

Summer Program Builds Academic Success & Provides New Adventures!

Bellesini’s Summer Program plays a critical role in preparing our students for success in preparatory high school. Studies show that a large part of the achievement gap that exists between low-income and middle-class students is the result of a lack of intellectual engagement during the summer months. Low-income students actually lose academic skills between June and September.

Bellesini’s Summer Program prevents summer learning loss while allowing our students to continue to make academic gains, enjoy safe summer camp activities, experience educational and fun field trips, and visit colleges and private high schools.

Students attend the following academic classes:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Math 
  • Social Studies
  • Health and Life Skills (grade 5-8)
  • Citizenship and Computer Class (5th grade)
  • Spanish (6th & 7th grade)
  • High School Placement and SSAT Prep (8th grade)

Afternoon Enrichment Program includes:

  • Coding
  • Digital Art 
  • Anime
  • Sign Language
  • Video Making, Editing and Photography
  • Theater (online)
  • Chess Club (online)
  • Fitness Club (remote and in-person)
  • Dance (remote)
  • Yoga (remote)

We need your help to provide our students and alumni with a safe place to learn and grow this summer!   Would you like to Sponsor a Student for the Summer Program?

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$50  = 1 day of camp
$250 = 1 week of camp
$500  = 2 weeks of camp
$1000 = All 4 weeks of camp

Alumni Summer Experience


A hallmark of our program is the Alumni Support Program which tracks, supports, and engages with alumni through college and beyond. We are redesigning the way we will run our Summer Alumni Experience to provide the same impact in new circumstances. Bellesini will be offering support services, college preparation, and fun activities for our alumni this summer, keeping them safe and on track to achieve a college degree.  The cost to provide these programs is $200 for each alumnus.

Please support our alumni summer experience for our 100 high school-aged alumni. Activities include:

  • College Prep Program 
  • SAT Prep 
  • Essay Writing 
  • College Visits (virtual)
  • Scholarship Applications and Essays
  • Community Service Opportunities 
  • Base Mentoring Program 
  • Grade level class meetings 
  • Girls High School Health, Fitness and Leadership Program 
  • Boys Fitness Program and Basketball Tournament (if appropriate)


Opening Doors Through Education in Lawrence since 2002

For 20 years Bellesini Academy has had incredible success with our students. We are a tuition-free middle school serving families who live in Lawrence, MA.

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100% of Bellesini alumni have gone on to graduate from high school, compared to just 71% of their Lawrence peers.

Just 51% of low-income students attend college, but 97% of Bellesini students have gone on to college, and another 3% go on to technical schools or to military service.

100% of graduates have gone on to attend a private preparatory high school since 2006.

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Students gain an average of eight grade levels during their four years at Bellesini.

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100% of Bellesini alumni have gone on to graduate from high school.