Who We Are Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy is a network of tuition-free public schools (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit) chartered by the Rhode Island Department of Education. As a growing network that is part of the Charter School Growth Fund portfolio, BVP offers a high-quality public school choice to the families of Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket and currently serves 2,200 scholars in grades K-12 across six schools. Over the years we have received thousands of applications for our limited number of seats. For the 2020-2021 school year, we received 2,219 applications for approximately 250 seats. Manifesting Our Mission We believe college begins in kindergarten, so we work to foster a college prep culture from elementary through high school. One visit to our schools and you’ll notice the intentional elements we’ve incorporated into our environment to support our unyielding commitment to the belief that all children will one day graduate from college. For example, our students are referred to as “scholars” and identify with the year they will graduate from a four-year college, rather than by grade level. Our homerooms are named after teachers’ alma maters, including URI, Brown University, Providence College, and other schools nationwide, and we take field trips to colleges and universities starting as early as kindergarten. What Makes BVP Different? A BVP scholar, his family, and our staff went in front of the camera to tell our story in a new way. While data and descriptions of our practices and model are important to share, we believe that the most impactful way we can share who we are is by telling a story. Diverse by Design Apart from academics, we believe that preparing scholars for the world beyond also means experiencing the diversity of the world we live in today. By design, our network is intentionally diverse.
Are you a passionate educator looking to make a difference in the lives of scholars? Are you committed to the belief that all children are capable of achieving great success? Do you enjoy competitive benefits and working with really awesome people? If you answered YES, we want to hear from you! We’re looking for dynamic, innovative minds and enthusiastic personalities to join our growing team of 300+ individuals willing to do whatever it takes to positively impact the academic and life trajectories of our scholars. New hires are also eligible for a $1,000+ signing bonus!
BVP Cares Our benefits are designed to give employees a full, healthy life and well-rounded work–life balance. As part of the BVP Cares initiative, employees enjoy: Signing bonus Impact Factor Bonuses Competitive salaries and longevity bonuses 401(k) with company match (vests immediately) Paid vacation and personal days Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts Professional development opportunities Tuition reimbursement for every employee Company-paid life and disability insurance, an employee assistance program, and more!