Since 2002, Bellesini Academy has been helping students achieve remarkable success, despite the many challenges facing young men in Lawrence.

Standardized tests demonstrate that the class of 2014 gained an average of 9 grade levels in all subjects during their four years at Bellesini and ranked in the top percentiles nationally.                                                                                                                                                                           

Only 6% of low income students attend private high schools in the United States, but for nine years in a row, every Bellesini graduate has earned acceptance to private preparatory high school on scholarship.

MA High School Graduation Rates


While the four-year graduation rate for males in Lawrence is just 62%, 100% of Bellesini alumni have gone on to complete high school; and

Just 51% of low-income students go on to a 2 or 4 year college, but 84% of post-secondary Bellesini alumni have gone on to attend college, and another 7% are attending a technical school.