Centers & Initiatives

Research in Action

By developing new models of student support, reshaping achievement standards, enhancing Catholic education, and advancing human rights, our research centers and initiatives offer students opportunities to make an impact. 

At the heart of Lynch School research is one goal: direct application to improve schools, communities, and lives. By putting scholarship into practice, our students and faculty help disrupt inequality and enhance the lives of children, families, and adults—right here in Boston, across the United States, and around the world.

Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education 

Strengthening Catholic education through research-based educational innovations, professional development, advocacy, and outreach.

The Campus School at Boston College

Providing personalized educational and therapeutic services to students ages 3–21 who face complex challenges and have unique learning needs.

Center for International Higher Education

The premier center for global higher education promotes the value of international perspectives by enhancing research, publications, and sense of community.

Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture

Championing race and culture as assets and addressing the societal conflicts associated with them.

Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education

Featuring an annual summit to discuss common challenges, share best practices, and connect the leaders of Catholic institutions.

Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy

CSTEEP strengthens school assessment practice and policy with research, engagement, and advocacy.

Center for Optimized Student Support

Focused on studying and addressing the out-of-school factors that impact student success.

Center for Human Rights and International Justice

A multidisciplinary center nurturing leaders who improve global human rights through service and scholarship.

TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center

A global leader in two main efforts: Trends in Mathematics and Science Study and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.