Boston’s Chinatown is rich with history, tradition, excitement, gifts, culture, and great food. Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Chinese culture behind Chinatown’s walls.
The Quincy School was established in 1847 as the first school in the country with graded classrooms, a separate seat for each student, and a full-time school nurse. By the early 1960s, the Chinese had replaced the Syrians as the largest ethnic group at the Quincy School. In 1976, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) purchased the aging structure for community programing and the Quincy School itself moved into a brand new facility at 885 Washington Street. In 2017, CHSNE partnered with CCBA and the Massachusetts Historical Commission to nominate the building to the National Register of Historic Places.