The Rafael Hernández K-8

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!


Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! After a busy summer we are ready to get back into the classrooms and are excited for a new year of fun, community, and bilingual excellence.  This year we are expanding our programs and services more than ever before! We are dedicated to addressing the devastating effects of Covid-19 as well as the systemic issues of racial and gender inequality. What does that look like?


  • Expanding our donation center to create a school-wide resource for food, clothing, hygiene products, home goods, school supplies, and more!

  • Organizing a team of parents, students, and school staff to build anti-racist, bilingual structures and curriculum at the school!

  • Expanding our parent-mentor program to provide stipends, trainings, and professional development opportunities for participants.

  • Increasing support for our AP Spanish Program that allows 8th grades students to receive college credit the summer before High School!

  • Expanding arts, music, and dance instruction to increase access and experiential learning opportunities!

  • Creating a community center in our auditorium for events, performances, meetings, and more!


Want to learn more about these initiatives and how to contribute? Subscribe to the Friends of the Hernández’s monthly newsletter here or visit our donation page here.

Contact or Visit Us 

Give us a call at 617-635-8187 to make an appointment (note: you must make an appointment before arriving at the school). Our school hours for students are 8:30 AM to 3:10 PM.

Or Visit us 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.



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

Budget and Development Director:

Megan Wolf