Boston Public Schools

Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Phone: 

(617) 635-9837

Email: 

burke@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://boston.k12.ma.us/burke

Location

60 Washinton St
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

P.U.L.S.E. and Technology Goes Home (TGH)

Created: 
10/18/2010

The burke High school was first opened in 1934 and was named after Jeremiah E. Burke, a superintendent of the Boston Public school. Mr. Burke died in 1931. Initially, the Burke was a girls school catering to girls in grade 9 through 11. The school became coeducational in 1972.

Boston Latin Academy

Phone: 

617-299-9572

Email: 

academy@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://latinacademy.org/

Mission: 

The mission of Boston Latin Academy is to prepare students for higher academic study by challenging them with a rigorous curriculum. With this foundation, Boston Latin Academy prepares students to be independent learners and contributing citizens in a diverse and challenging society.

Location

205 Townsend St.
Boston, MA 02121
United States
Created: 
10/18/2010

King K-8 School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8212

Email: 

king@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/node/469

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:45 a.m.

Grades: K1-8

Location

100 Maxwell St.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States

Martin Luther King Jr Middle School serves 6th through 8th Grade Students From The City Of Dorchester, Which Is Part Of Suffolk County. This School Is Eligible For Participation In State & Federal Title I Programs.

Assignment Zone: West
Cluster: 7

Boston Adult Technical Academy

Phone: 

(617) 635-1542

Email: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/node/399

Website: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/node/399

Mission: 

The Boston Adult Technical Academy (BATA) is committed to helping the non-traditional learner in the Boston Public Schools. BATA believe that every student is capable of achieving his/her goals through a demonstration of proficiency in core academic areas and in life skills. The staff at the Boston Adult Technical Academy believes strongly in preparing every student for academic life beyond high school.

Location

429 Norfolk St.
Boston, MA 02124-4025
United States
Created: 
10/18/2010

BATA is a high school diploma program where students learn through student-centered instruction based upon assignments and projects with clearly defined academic standards and benchmarks. Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) and the Workshop model are instructional strategies used throughout the school, helping to increase literacy and provide rich and rigorous content for students mastering English. Students are provided with challenging instruction in core subject areas -- Mathematics, English/ESL, Science, Social Studies -- and they compile, present, and defend a portfolio that exhibits their learning development across these subjects. Students apply their knowledge and skills to real-world projects and other learning activities.

Any student and Boston resident, age 18-22, is eligible to attend BATA. Students should visit the school (2nd floor of the Madison Park Building) to receive a letter to take to the Family Resource Center. After being assigned through the Family Resource Center students will take a placement exam and then receive their schedule of classes. This process usually takes 3 days.

Newcomers Academy

Phone: 

617-635-7993

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mission: 

* Deliver high-quality education
* Accelerate English language acquisition
* Develop academic content vocabulary and higher level thinking skills
* Promote the development of social and academic skills students will need when entering district high schools
* Build a foundation for long-term academic and socio-cultural success
* Serve as a learning site for best practices in educating secondary school English language learners with interrupted schooling or gaps in their formal education.

Location

100 Maxwell St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

* University of Massachusetts Boston
* Boston University
* Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians
* Local social service agencies

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

All students new to the Boston Public Schools must visit a Family Resource Center with the appropriate paperwork to begin the registration process. English Language Learners are identified through a home language survey and testing provided at the Newcomer Assessment and Counseling Center. Students who meet the criteria for Newcomers Academy will be informed about the program. All students will complete a choice form to select a diploma-granting high school as well.

Students may attend Newcomers Academy for one semester or up to two calendar years, depending on the academic need, before enrolling in a diploma-granting high school. Newcomers Academy staff will continue to monitor students’ progress after they have left the program.

Key Programs Offered: 

All students engage in rigorous coursework, including:
* Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) and Literacy development; and
* Sheltered instruction in English, Math, Science, Technology, Social Studies, Arts and Physical Education.

Students participate in field trips and community service to support their transition to life in Boston. Instruction takes place during the school day (8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), with additional support available on Saturdays and during the summer.

Student progress is assessed through a variety of measures, including:
* MCAS exams, such as MELA-O and MEPA to assess reading, writing, speaking and listening skills;
* Math notebooks;
* Reading and writing assignments;
* Community service participation; and
* Exit portfolio.

Created: 
04/16/2010

Mather Elementary School

Phone: 

617-635-8757

Mission: 

We welcome all students to the Mather school, where effective teaching and learning prepares all students to reach high levels of achievement. As we strive to reach proficiency for all, students will go home each and every day knowing more than they did the day before.

Location

1 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester, Boston Visual Thinking Strategies Consortium, City Year, Staples, Boston Freedom Trail Foundation, America SCORES, Target, Heart of America Foundation, Boston Schoolyard Initiative, UMass Boston, The Windsor School, Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE), Boston Teacher Residency, The BELL Foundation, The Home for Little Wanderers, Arbour Counseling Services, ReadBoston, Boston Shines, First Parish Church, Chadwick Martin Bailey

Created: 
11/22/2010

The Mather School is the oldest free public elementary school in North America.

Boston Public Schools Family Resource Centers

Phone: 

(617) 635-8015

Fax: 

(617) 635-6407

Website: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/register

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Hours

Dorchester, Roslindale and Roxbury Welcome Centers are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am-5pm and Wednesdays Noon-7pm.
 
The East Boston Welcome Center is open only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am-5pm except in January and late August, when it is also open on Wednesdays 12-7pm. 
 
The Mattapan Welcome Center typically open on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am-5pm, istemporarily closed.
 
*note: the number listed above is for the Dorchester Resource Center
Mission: 

Families with a child new to the Boston Public Schools can register at one of our Family Resource Centers (FRC). Feel free to visit whichever center is most convenient; you are not limited to the center in your zone of residence. 

 

Dorchester

(617) 635-8015 
Campbell Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, 02125
(next to Burger King) 
Help in Cape Verdean creole, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese
 

Roxbury

(617) 635-9010
Bruce C. Bolling Building (Dudley Sq.)
2300 Washington St. 2nd floor, Roxbury, 02119
Help in Cantonese, English, Haitian creole, Mandarin and Spanish 
 

Roslindale

(617) 635-8040
Jennie Barron Bldg.
515 Hyde Park Ave.
Roslindale, 02131
(near Cummins Hwy.)
Help in Cape Verdean creole, English, French, Haitian creole, Portuguese and Spanish 
 

East Boston (Mondays and Tuesdays, starting August 25)

(617) 635-9597
Mario Umana Academy
312 Border St.
East Boston, 02128
Help in English and Spanish 
 

Mattapan (Thursdays and Fridays)
TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(617) 635-9596
Mildred Ave K-8, Rear Entrance
5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan
Help in English, Haitian, Cape Verdean Creole and Spanish

Location

1216 Dorchester Avenue (Behind the Burger King)
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Public Schools Family Resource Center

Created: 
01/28/2010

Confused? You may have been looking for the Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, a program of Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts.

Holland Elementary School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8832

Mission: 

We are beautiful people. We will learn, grow and become strong. As a scholar of the John P. Holland School I must learn to respect myself, my teachers and my fellow classmates. I must strive to do my best work in academic subjects. I must discipline myself at all times.

Location

John P. Holland Elementary School
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Holland Community Center

Dorchester Academy

Phone: 

617-635-9730

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7:50 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. Early Dismissal: 11:45

Mission: 

To educate, empower, and inspire students to act and be responsible today for distinctive achievement, contribution, and success tomorrow. To cultivate their resolve to excel by challenging and developing their academic skills, interpersonal tools, and critical thinking perspective. This work is embraced through reflective instruction, collaborative teaching, family and community partnering, and our living example.

Location

18 Croftland Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Since 1974, UMass Boston has worked in partnership with Dorchester High School to provide numerous resources to its students, faculty, and administrators. The only public university in the city, the University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized for its community involvement as a model of excellence for urban universities.The mission of the partnership—to prepare all Dorchester students to successfully pursue post-secondary education--is carried out principally by two units at UMass Boston: the Graduate College of Education and the Pre-Collegiate Programs.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Noonan Business Academy and the Academy of Public Service

Created: 
10/18/2010
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