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. 

School Data


  • Headmaster
    Ferdinand Fuentes

    11 Charles St.
    Dorchester, MA 02122

    Phone: 617-635-9730
    Fax: 617-635-8847 

    2017-2018 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