Building a Culture of Deeper Learning at the Donald McKay K-8 School

Learn how our 2018 School on the Move Prize Winner, the Donald McKay K-8 School in East Boston, transformed from a place where learning was quiet and highly structured to a place where learning is noisy, active, and engaging. The Donald McKay K-8 School joins a select group of rapidly improving schools, recognized by EdVestors’ annual School on the Move Prize.

This case study documents the three phases of the McKay’s school improvement journey, which has resulted in a school community where students and teachers have the freedom to be creative, to learn by doing, and to experiment with new methods of learning that are relevant to students’ daily lives.