Lee K-8 School

The Joseph Lee School community continuously works towards creating an environment of high performance standards and expectations for all students. We believe this model encourages organization, college readiness, and higher academic achievement.

As an AVID school for students in grades 3-8, we believe every student will attend college. Our program fosters responsibility, college readiness skills, and a respectful atmosphere. We are committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential.

All students have access to our out of school time program with academic and arts enrichment and sports. During this time they receive an additional academic course as well as apprenticeships/enrichment with Boston-based partners. This is tailored to meet all student populations.


• Out of school learning time
• Peer Buddies and other programs to promote inclusion of all 
• Recipient of Thomas Payzant School on the Move Award
• Recipient of State of Massachusetts Commendation for academic 
• Specialized arts program, computer, and physical education
• Programs and student teachers from UMass Boston, Simmons College, 
and Wheelock College
• Student teachers from UMass and Wheelock
• A School Parent Group that encourages parental involvement and a 
strong home-school learning partnership
• Facilities: auditorium, library, pool, gymnasium, playground, outdoor 
classroom, athletic field, art room, sensory room, science and computer labs, cafeteria

Special academic programs:

• Advanced Work Class for eligible students in grade 4, 5 and 6
• AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) college 
• Specialized program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder – 17 classrooms

Our partners:

• Children’s Hospital, Codman Square Health Center, Anthony Perkins Community Center, South Bay, Wheelock College, Simmons College, and University of Massachusetts Boston.

After school programs in our building:

• K0-8: Out of School Time Program, 1:30-4:15 pm, $40 per week
• K0-8: After care, 4:15-6:00 pm, $30 per week additional


Kimberly E. Curtis-Crowley 
Assistant Principal/Headmaster
Jonathan Scott
Director of Instruction
Gert Sweeney 

155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States

Phone: 617-635-8687
Fax: 617-635-8692

School Hours: 7:30 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:10 p.m.

Grades: K0-8
Level: K-8
School Type: Traditional