The Rafael Hernández Dual Language K-8 School

Welcome to the website for the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School!

The Rafael Hernández is committed to working with parents and the community within a diverse, nurturing environment in which students use Spanish and English as constructive tools for learning.

We believe students, teachers, and parents should work cooperatively to set and achieve goals that maximize each student’s potential, and that develop courageous learners, effective communicators, and responsible citizens.

For current students and parents/caretakers please visit your classroom website here for more information regarding classes, schedules, and more!


We’re already planning for the 2022/23 school year and are excited that we’ll have extra help from a number of interns and fellows through Americorps and other service programs. Do you know someone who’s looking to make a difference in the lives of young people? Please share these opportunities with them and send them to Friends of the the Hernández via

Middle School Success Corps (seeking 4 members) who will provide academic support, mentoring, and academic and career planning for 7th and 8th graders

– 1 position with Social Capital Inc

After School support for middle school students, including academic support, enrichment and social action projects; through Mass Promise Fellows (through Northeastern University). See job description here.

Communications, development and outreach; 1 position through the Merrimack College Community Engagement Fellowship Program (offers tuition free credit through their graduate program; choice between 1 year @20 hrs/wk and 2 years @10hrs/wk).

Academic support during the school day and After School hours; through Ignatius Volunteer Corps, a program for mature men and women who will also participate in spiritual development outside of volunteer hours; 16hrs/wk

Contact or Visit Us 

We are currently not doing in person tours due to Covid-19 protocols, but check in with us  at 617-635-8187 for more information. Our school hours for students are 8:30 AM to 3:10 PM.

We’re located in the heart of Egleston Square at 61 School Street, Roxbury, 02119:

Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Stonybrook Station. As you exit the station, turn left and go to Amory Street. Turn left onto Amory Street and walk until you reach School Street. Turn right onto School Street and walk six blocks up School Street (go past the first school that you see – this is the Mendell School) and the Hernández will be on your left.


Principal:  Ana Carolina Brito

Student Engagement Coordinators:  Kassy Flores (Grades K-3) & Jessica Flores (Grades 4-8)

Family Liaison: Ana Contreras

Hernández School Director of Operations and Friends of the Hernández Executive Director:  Danielle Costello