King K-8 School

The Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School exemplifies the true meaning of Dr. King’s dream. Students are not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. We celebrate and teach a different character trait each month to help build students’ self-esteem. To achieve academic success, we must first teach responsibility and productivity. Students are taught to serve the school and the community for the common good.

What makes our school special:

• Focus on character-building, teaching students responsibility and productivity, and service to the school and the community for the common good

• An additional 40 minutes of math and reading enrichment each week for grades 6-8

• Newly renovated building with auditorium, library, science and computer labs, music and art rooms, gymnasium, playground and cafeteria

• Home-school-community partnership valued

• Computer, art, music, chorus, and physical education

• Performing arts

• Strong Women, Strong Girls

• “Wonderful Wednesdays” when parents can visit classrooms and observe daily instruction

• Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Special academic programs:

• Advanced Work Classes for eligible students in grade 6

• Special Education , kindergarten-grade 8


Our partners:

• Charles Street A.M.E. /Wellesley Congregation, Generation Inc., Harvard University Educational Outreach, Links, Mass. College of Art and Design, Mass. Housing mentoring, Playworks, Project Right, Read Boston, YMCA, Boston Athletic Association.

Before and after school programs in our building:

• After school program, 2:30-6:00 p.m. run on-site by the YMCA


Khita Pottinger
Assistant Principals/Headmasters
Denrod Fowler
Jr. Salmon 

77 Lawrence Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States

Phone: 617-635-8212
Fax: 617-635-9356

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

Grades: K1-8
Level: K-8
School Type: Traditional