Mel H. King South End Academies
The Mel H. King South End Academies (formerly the McKinley Schools) stretches across three buildings, all of which are some of the highest-needs school buildings in Boston. The Mel King Academy is a therapeutic day school for students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, and offers engaging, relationship-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive education for students up to age 22. In 2022, we launched a programming study to develop an updated educational vision for renovated facilities, working with Saam Architecture and Design Civic. In the FY24 Capital Plan, we are proposing $20.3 million to begin design services to deliver on that vision.