McKay K-8 School

At the McKay School, “We are getting ready for greatness.” Our staff believes, "Our students will learn through expert instruction. We are collectively responsible for the education of our students and will collaborate in a supportive environment to ensure all students succeed.”

We are passionate educators providing our dual language learners with expert language instruction while also instilling in our students the McKay School's Anchor Values of Respect, Effort, and Responsibility. We actively work on aligning school curriculum across all grade-levels and content areas. Our students participate in thematically planned units designed to meet the needs of every child.
Our core academic program is enhanced by certified interventionists in literacy and math. Students’ academic experiences are enhanced through participation in art, music, computer, physical education, and academic enrichment classes.

Students are empowered to become school leaders through the McKay School’s student government. Students play an active role in helping school leaders make important decisions affecting the McKay School community. Students are also frequently recognized for their contributions to the school through the Flying Cloud student recognition program.

Special Features:
  • A partnership with City Year designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of every child A Student Support Team designed to meets needs of the whole child
  • On-site, bilingual clinicians
  • Technology Goes Home: students and parents take computer classes together and can buy a new computer at a low cost at the end of the program
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program providing all students with healthy snacks
  • English as a Second Language after school and family literacy programs
  • Pre-AP program in middle school English, math, and science
  • Steppingstone College Success Academy for students in grades 5-8
  • After school tutoring with licensed teachers
  • Flying Cloud and Student of the Week student recognition program
Special academic programs:
  • Special education programs that aim to include students in general education classrooms
  • Spanish Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) program in K2 through grade 5
  • Pre-AP program in middle school English, math, and science
Our partners:
  • America SCORES Boston (soccer and literacy), Boston Bikes, Boston Institute of Psychotherapy (BIP), Boston Partners in Education, City Year, Connecting with Care (school counseling), East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, MassInsight (pre-AP program), Steppingstone College Success Academy, UMass Boston
After school programs in our building:
  • YMCA program for all students; fee.
  • America SCORES Boston soccer for grades 3-8
  • Steppingstone College Success Academy for students in grades 4 and 5
  • After school tutoring with licensed teachers.


Jordan Weymer
122 Cottage Street
East Boston, MA 02128
United States

Phone: 617-635-8510
Fax: 617-635-8515

School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:30 p.m.

Grades, 2015-2016: K2-8
2016-2017: K1-8
Level: K-8
School Type: Regular