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 will perform at the 8th annual West End Children’s Festival on August 17th at 12:50 pm.
“What began as a neighborhood “block party” soon made history by attracting over one thousand visitors in its first year and close to two thousand in its second! Since then, the festival continues to attract over 2,500 visitors each year. The West End Children’s Festival is one of the only festivals in Boston that offers guests all games, activities, workshops, food, etc. completely FREE of charge.”