Educational Institutions

Shackleton Schools, Inc.

Quick Facts

Gloucester, MA

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


The world needs more good leaders! Shackleton Schools, Inc. was launched in 1998 to tap the leadership potential and love of learning in young people who seek a more challenging and meaningful educational experience. Shackleton Schools is an innovative, non-profit, educational venture based in Boston that is developing a family of residential, college-preparatory high schools and Professional Learning Centers across the country. We believe that every young person has the potential to be a courageous, skilled, and compassionate leader. Our curriculum combines rigorous academic content with exciting Learning Expeditions throughout North America and beyond. Our first high school is 60-miles northwest of Boston on a beautiful 70-acre hilltop in Ashby, Massachusetts. Our goal is to develop a powerful high school program that builds curiosity, courage, and compassion and can be applied at future Shackleton Schools and Professional Learning Centers.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Mr. Luke O'Neill

Main Address

3 Drumhack Road

Gloucester, MA 01930


Experiential, Education, Alternative, Adventure, Hands-On, Outdoor, Youth, At risk, Disadvantaged, Community, Service, College Prep





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

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