With its emphasis on diversity, personalized learning, and preparing all students to succeed in college and beyond, Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy in Rhode Island has emerged as a standout network of public charter schools.

The BVP network provides transformational learning opportunities for its 1,400 scholars in grades K-10 across five schools. Students of color make up about 60 percent of the student population, and 63 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.


In 2014-15, BVP scholars outperformed the state averages on the PARCC assessments in both math and English language arts and in almost every grade level. BVP’s low-­income scholars outperformed non low-­income students attending traditional public schools in Rhode Island.