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Scholars behind books and computers look intensely at the work in front of them.
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The journey to college success begins here.

A just and equitable tomorrow is one where all students have access to a college education.
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Nearly 1,400

Boston students served each year.

Mission & Impact

At Steppingstone, we invest in futures. We work to eliminate barriers and close equity gaps in education.
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of Scholars are the first in their family to attend college.

Scholars Program

From 5th grade through college, we celebrate individual talents, spark learning, and cultivate skills—academically, socially, and emotionally—to navigate and succeed in middle school, high school, college, and in life.
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of Scholars earn a bachelor's degree within six years.

Scholarly Achievements

We know when one succeeds, we all succeed. For us, today has never felt so important and urgent, because the next generation’s success starts here. It starts now.
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Hundreds of thousands

of students are impacted across the US every year.
The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA)

National Impact

NPEA connects the people, practices, and innovations across the country to make it possible for all students to access high-quality learning opportunities and to thrive at every phase of their unique educational journeys.
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Scholar Spotlight

Bill Eugene

It’s not every day that you find a college student waking up excited to study organic chemistry. Meet Bill Eugene ’14, an ambitious Boston College junior pursuing a degree in exactly that. A member of the McNair Baccalaureate Program and James Morken’s Chemistry Lab, Bill is further aspiring toward a Ph.D. and a career in pharmaceuticals. He credits his achievements and ambitions to Steppingstone and the schools it led him to: the Park School and Milton Academy.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Longstanding, Ongoing, Active Commitment to DEI

Across our boards, teams, and learning environments, we are always working toward a more equitable and inclusive Steppingstone—with a goal of creating the best experience for Scholars, families, and our whole community. Learn about how we put our commitment into practice.
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