West Roxbury Education Complex

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
West Roxbury Educational Complex
West Roxbury Educational Complex, West Roxbury MA.jpg
1205 V.F.W. Parkway
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Coordinates 42°16′54″N 71°10′33″W / 42.28167°N 71.17583°W / 42.28167; -71.17583Coordinates: 42°16′54″N 71°10′33″W / 42.28167°N 71.17583°W / 42.28167; -71.17583
Type Public Secondary
School district Boston Public Schools

West Roxbury Educational Complex (formerly West Roxbury High School) is a high school complex within Boston Public Schools located in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The complex consists of two schools, namely the West Roxbury Academy and the Urban Science Academy.


West Roxbury High School has been renamed West Roxbury Educational Complex,[1] and is divided into four schools: Media Communications Technology High School, Parkway Academy of Technology and Health, Urban Science Academy [2] and Brook Farm Business & Service Career Academy.[3]

The school is located between Millennium Park and a large wetland. An island within the wetland is accessible by a boardwalk from the shore behind the school where the Boston Schoolyard Initiative built an Outdoor Classroom and science education site in collaboration with the Urban Science Academy.

In the fall of 2011, the West Roxbury Education Complex was separated into two schools, closing two. Brook Farm Academy & Media Communications Technology High School were to be merged into one school, West Roxbury Academy, while Urban Science Academy and parkway Academy of Technology and Health will be merged into one school at the complex. The School is located near the 19th Century site of Brook Farm, and in the watershed of the upper Charles River.

Notable alumni[edit]


The West Roxbury Baseball Team won the 2015 Boston City Championship for the first time since the 80s under Coach Ortiz.
The West Roxbury Football 1984 Team was the first Boston Public School to win a state title.
The West Roxbury Boys Baseball Team won the Boston City South championship in 2008
The West Roxbury Football Team won the Boston City South championship in 2006
Longtime coach Leo Sybertz led the West Roxbury Football Team to 5 Super Bowl wins, 2 players who went on to NFL careers, 202 wins, still a record in the City League, 13 league championships and 10 playoff appearances in 31 years as head coach.[1]