Dever Elementary School

  • The Dever serves families from diverse cultural, economic, and linguistic backgrounds. We believe all students deserve access to a world-class education that will allow them to excel in college, careers, and beyond. As part of our turnaround efforts, the Dever team is creating a safe, collaborative atmosphere where students, staff, parents, and the community are respected, appreciated, encouraged, and supported.

    We have a talented team of teachers and leaders who are committed to providing individualized supports to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. We maintain a culture of high expectations for academic excellence, and we aim to see all students reach their full potential.

    What makes our school special

    • Dever Elementary has an extended school day, serving students from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • Universal free breakfast, lunch, and snack program
    • 1:1 Student-to- Chromebook access
    • Welcoming bilingual environment
    • Spanish language program provides the opportunity for content-rich Spanish language development for students
    • Therapeutic Learning Community provides 40 students with social-emotional support
    • Arts integration
    • State of the art piano lab
    • Newly opened library
    • Specialty areas include: technology, physical education, music, piano lab, Spanish, and visual arts
    • 14 plus languages spoken at the Dever
    • Full-time nursing services
    • Full-time family community specialist - CityConnects
    • 2 instructional deans to coach teachers
    • Partnership with Dorchester’s Boys and Girls Club for an after-school program
    • Strong community connections with Harbor Point Development
    • Community partnerships

    K-8 Pathway

    • Guaranteed assignment to the McCormack Middle School.

    Special academic programs

    • Special education staff serves students in each grade
    • Before and after school programs in our building
    • An extended school day for all students from 7:30 to 3:30.

Contact

  • Principal
    Todd Fishburn

    325 Mt. Vernon Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125

    dever@bostonpublicschools.org

    Phone: 617-635-8694
    Fax: 617-635-8097

    School Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
    7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Wed.

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:00 p.m.

    Grades: K1-5
    Level: Elementary
    School Type: Traditional

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