In 1639, Dorchester residents created the first-ever tax-funded elementary school, and a revolution in education was born. Now 375 years later, the Mather serves more than 600 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Our children are diverse, representing the myriad of cultures and ethnicities within the Dorchester community. We have many challenges to address: more than 80 percent of students are growing up in low-income families, half speak a language other than English at home, and one in five receives special educational services. Our dedicated staff and faculty foster a community of academic rigor balanced with compassion and nurturing.
“Marcie Joy’s album, Make a Discovery (Songs for Kids), was a hit with my 5 year old son. I enjoyed the calmness in Marcie’s tone. I really appreciate how she sings about real developmental issues that most children face. I truly appreciate how she sings about various feelings and the emotions that can be hard to control as a child.” Enter here, to win!