Murphy K-8 School

  • The Murphy School is a K-8 school with a very diverse population and has received many awards. Many of our staff members have been recognized on a city, state and national level for their accomplishments.

    Our before and after-school programs are models for the state. We are a school that prides itself on our students' success. We achieved NAEYC accreditation and we are an AVID certified school.

    Special Features

    • A dedicated faculty, including lead teachers, teacher-coaches, Boston Teacher of the Year winners, and National Board Certified teachers
    • Preparation for Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for all grade 6 /8 students
    • Swimming, music, art, technology, and physical education
    • Renovated gym with rock wall
    • Three  new  computer mobile labs
    • Strong parent involvement with  active committees
    • Partnerships with many businesses, universities, and cultural organizations

    Special academic programs

    • Advanced Work Classes for eligible students in grades 4-6
    • AVID college readiness program

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before school, 7:30-8:15 am, Monday through Friday. BOKS Kidz fitness is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:00-8:00
    • After school, Monday-Friday to 6:15 pm: homework help, art, music, technology, chess, science, history, renewable energy, drama, Destination Imagination, instrumental music lessons, and STEM programs 


  • Principal
    Courtney Sheppeck
    1 Worrell St.
    Dorchester, MA 02122
    Phone: 617-635-8781
    Fax: 617-635-8787 
    School Hours
    8:30 am - 3:10 pm

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:40 p.m. 

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