JP’s Guerra Receives Harvard Club of Boston’s Friends of Education Award

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Jamaica Plain resident Frank Guerra, headmaster at Boston Trinity Academy, was recently honored by the Harvard Club of Boston Foundation with their annual Friends of Education Award.

According to the foundation, this award is given “to individuals who have made significant contributions towards the education of secondary students.” Past recipients of this award include Mayor Tom Menino, Governor Charlie Baker, and Boston Public Schools Superintendents Tom Payzant and Mike Contompasis.

Guerra received the award on Oct. 2, and in their accommodation, the Harvard Club mentioned that Mr. Guerra was chosen for this award based on the tremendous accomplishments the school has made in 17 years. Boston Trinity Academy was founded in 2002 with only 54 students. Today, the school has over 240 students
of diverse backgrounds. This year marks Guerra’s 10-year anniversary as Boston Trinity’s headmaster.

During the school’s recent accreditation process, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges remarked, “In a relatively brief span of its institutional life, Boston Trinity has grown and continues to prosper...its hundreds of graduates give testimony to the value it has brought into the world.”

Boston Trinity Academy is a unique, mission-driven school. It is the only non-
denominational Christian secondary school in the city of Boston, and it is ranked the most diverse private high school in Massachusetts by Last year, the school gave $1.8 million in scholarships to 60% of its students. The school promotes academic excellence, which is reflected in the students’ 99% college acceptance rate. At the same time, it promotes educational opportunities to low income and minority students.

The Harvard Club awards ceremony took place at their annual breakfast. In addition to  Guerra’s award, Lucy Fulco, chair of BTA’s Math department, received the Harvard Club’s Teaching Excellence Award. BTA senior Phoebe Linnell was awarded the Harvard Club Book Prize in May, and she was also recognized at the breakfast.