In 1966, New School for Children was opened in Roxbury by a local parents' group under the mission of being "a genuine community school, and a terribly exciting place educationally." The school's educational model focused on experiential learning with projects, learning outside the classroom, and engaging with community members across occupations to offer instruction as teacher aides or tutors. The school educated children between kindergarten and grade four, offering partial and full scholarships to all in need.