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2024 Prize

Applications for the 2024 School on the Move Prize are now open.

We invite you to tell us what makes a School on the Move. You can provide us a snapshot of your school improvement story in the short Round 1 application due on Friday, March 15.

If you think you may apply, please fill out this intent-to-apply form to assist us with our own planning. We will follow up with you on ways we can support your application.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for office hours for support with your application.

What school would you celebrate as a School on the Move? Nominate them here.


For the 2024 School on the Move Prize, all schools in the Boston Public School district serving students in grades K0-12 who have not won the Prize in the past 5 years (2019-2023) are eligible to apply. Recent past finalists are eligible. There are no MCAS-related eligibility requirements.

For questions or concerns, reach out to Shay McIntosh, Manager of School-based Investments at


Applicants will build an evidence base demonstrating progress, share their stories of improvement, outline relevant data, and describe the strategies that helped them realize improvement over the past 3-5 years.

The Prize will be awarded by the panel based on the following three criteria: Evidence of Improvement, Focus on Equity, and Relevance to Other Schools. See review tool.


  • January 25: Round 1 application released
  • February–March: Office hours (highly recommended; sign up here)
  • Friday, March 15 at 5 PM: Round 1 submissions due
  • Week of April 8: Semifinalist schools invited to apply in Round 2
  • April–May (date TBD): Gathering for semifinalist schools
  • April–May: Office hours
  • Wednesday, May 15: Round 2 submissions due
  • August: Panelist review; up to three finalist schools selected and notified
  • Late September/early October (date TBD): Panel site visits to finalist schools; winner selected
  • Late October/early November– DATE TBD: School on the Move Prize Ceremony; winner announced