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EC Boston

Open for face-to-face lessons

Faneuil Hall is one of the most important sites in US history, and today the most vibrant area in America’s academic heartland. This ultra-modern school is just minutes from the waterfront, amongst shops, restaurants and attractions.

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Wasim Younis

Centre Director

Rick Cushing

Lead Teacher

Stephen McCarthy

Student Services Coordinator

Centre Info

  • *Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or

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  • Launched: 2007
  • Centre capacity: 165
  • Classrooms: 11
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 11 (Max. 15)
  • Wheelchair accessible (no automatic door; accommodation can be arranged upon request)
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 19 internet connected computers, featuring standardised tests and language resources
  • Fully equipped English language classrooms with free Wi-Fi internet access and Interactive Whiteboard Technology in all classes
  • Library - Books are available for self-study or reading practice
  • Self Study room for all EC Boston students
  • Self-access audio facilities and testing facilities
  • Student lounge


EC Boston, 
1 Faneuil Hall Square, 
Boston,MA 02109


+1 617 247 3033

Emergency Number

+1 202 909 5873
(For use outside of office hours)


Opening Hours

08:15 - 17:00 GMT-5


  • In one of the most important sites in US history
  • Dining, sightseeing and entertainment options all around
  • In the centre of the city
  • Convenient location for public transport
  • Part of Boston's Freedom Trail

Nationality Mix

  • Other
  • Brazilian
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Korean
  • Colombian
  • Japanese
  • Taiwanese
  • Spanish

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 40 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

I chose Boston because it is a quiet city, not so big, with a lot of students. I met a lot of people from South America, Asia and Europe here. So enriching! I stay here in a homestay in Winthrop. I really like them, very kind! Moreover, I have two friendly housemates. I will always remember this school because the classes are interesting and the location of the school is perfect.

Emma Pillonel

Teacher Testimonial

Stephen is a “local boy” who grew up in Greater Boston and has a passion for its culture and history. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a major in journalism and a minor in history. He earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmon's College in Boston. In addition to his CTEFL and CELTA teaching certificates, Stephen is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education to teach ESL, English, Social Studies, History, and Visual Arts.

Whenever discussing his career choice, Stephen likes to quote the Irish writer Brendan Behan who wrote, “There's no place on earth like the world!” Since 1993, he has taught in Boston, Massachusetts; Athens, Greece (Hellas); Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition to the University Foundation Program at EC Boston, he is the TOEFL iBT Coordinator for International House Boston. Stephen was also an instructor for six years in the prestigious Academic Bridge Program at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi where he was awarded exemplary merit for his contributions to the university. In addition to preparing his students for the TOEFL, the IELTS, and success in an English language medium university, he worked to promote cross-cultural understanding by helping young Emiratis learn, preserve, and share their culture in the “Nadi Al Hakaween” or Storytellersʼ Club that brought Emirati university students to local area schools so that they could share their culture by telling traditional folk tales.

Stephen believes that as a teacher, he should provide his students with a solid foundation in the skills and strategies required for a successful academic career while encouraging the self-reliance and creativity necessary for life-long, independent learning. Even with subjects that are considered by many students to be “boring,” he strives to consistently construct lessons that students find relevant and engaging by integrating technology, video, art, storytelling, and animation.

Stephen d'Entremont

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Welcome Walk Welcome Walk

    Neighborhood Welcome Walk

  • Tuesday

    Zumba Class Zumba Class

    Zumba Class at the Esplanade

  • Wednesday

    Bowling Bowling

  • Thursday

    Wine Tasting Wine Tasting

  • Friday

    Swan Boats Swan Boats
    Swan Boats at the Public Gardens!

  • Saturday

    Boston Harbor Boston Harbor

  • Sunday

    Knitting Knitting

    Learn to Knit! Free