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    The Mather Elementary School has the distinct honor of being THE FIRST PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NORTH AMERICA. With this honor comes an enormous amount of responsibility. When a child becomes a student at the Mather, he / she also becomes a part of America’s history.


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School Pledge

  • I must work hard today
    Get smarter in every way
    Helped by my teacher, my family and my friends
    If I make some mistakes
    I have what it takes
    To keep trying ‘till I really succeed.

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  • Mather School

    1 Parish Street
    Dorchester, MA  02122
    Phone: (617) 635-8757 
    Fax: (617) 635-8762
    School Hours: 9:25 am - 3:30 pm
    Arrival: 9:10 am
    Breakfast: 9:00 am 

Educating and empowering all children to reach their potential through academic and socially enriching experiences. Each morning all students recite the Mather School Pledge, which reinforces the school’s mission. The pledge is also translated into Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole and Spanish, the three most common languages other than English spoken by the students at the Mather.