Life in Boston
Historically, the state of Massachusetts and its capitol city Boston have been the education center of America. The first public school charter in the country was written there by the English settlers in 1607. The first college in the country, Harvard, was founded there in 1637. And the first public high school system in the United States was established there in 1839. Throughout its history Boston has been America’s leading innovator in education. And the same holds true today. Its High School systems are annually ranked among the best in the nation. And with more than 100 colleges and universities (including some of the best—e.g., Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and the New England Conservatory) engaged in teaching and research, it is no wonder that Boston, Massachusetts attracts the most diverse group of scholars, teachers, and students from around the world.