Dorchester Academy

Dorchester Academy students have an opportunity to choose from a variety of college and career pathways that include Business, Finance, Economics, and Marketing; and Visual, Creative, and Performing Arts.  All pathways ensure that graduates are college-ready. 

Our signature courses, with their emphasis on citizenship, financial literacy and employability skills, are essential to our mission.  students may choose to participate in AVID, and intensive college-preparation program that provides students mentoring, as well.  we also offer dual enrollment in local colleges and universities, so eligible students can earn college credit.

What makes our school special

  • AVID college readiness program for student achievement 
  • BSA: an SAT prep program with a college readiness component 
  • Emerging Leaders Program: student leadership group and counsel 
  • An excellent arts program featuring visual arts, theater arts, and media arts 
  • An excellent business and entrepreneur program featuring TJX’s Youth Business Institute
  • Thriving athletics program offering football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, cheer leading, softball, wrestling, and track (indoor and outdoor) 
  • The Boston Scholar Athlete (BSA) Bear Zone, a student-athlete study and support center   
  • A Homework Center to support students who want (or need) extra help doing and understanding homework 
  • Special education services based on an inclusion model: students with and without disabilities learn together with individualized support

School partners

  • UMass Boston, Suffolk, Bunker Hill CC, Roxbury CC, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Wentworth, Mass. College of Art & Design/sparc! the ArtMobile. 

Dorchester Academy


Melissa Malone Sanjeh

11 Charles St.
Dorchester, MA 02122


School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:32 p.m.

Grades: 9-12
School Type: Traditional