Clap Elementary School

  • Regardless of his or her socio-economic, linguistic and academic history, each student is educated to the highest level through a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum. We also educate students to become knowledgeable of, civically engaged in, and involved in the service of their school, the local community, and the global community. We do this not just through our curriculum, but by field trips, community service, our weekly Town Hall Meetings with inspirational members of the local community, and by our daily intervention block.

    Special Features

    • Creative approaches to ensure that our students meet high academic standards
    • A school climate that nurtures strong relationships
    • Before and after school programs
    • Science, music, visual arts, and physical education
    • Town Hall Meetings with members of the community
    • Rigorous instruction for all students
    • Bi-weekly school newsletter
    • Parent University
    • Very active School Parent and School Site Councils
    • Field trips every month

    Special academic programs

    • ELT: Extended Learning Time school

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before School 7:30-9:30 am and After School 4:00-6:00 pm Monday - Friday 
    • School Vacation Weeks and Summer 7:30 am-6:00 pm
    • Vouchers and Private Pay Accepted (Sliding Scale Fee for Eligible Families)
    • Program Administrator: Sophia Bishop-Rice (857) 246-2984


  • Principal 
    Emma Fialka-Feldman (Interim)

    35 Harvest Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125

    Phone: 617-635-8672
    Fax: 617-635-6389

    School Hours
    9:30 am - 4:10 pm

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:40 pm

    Grades: K0-6
    Level: Elementary
    School Type: Traditional