Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School

  • Connecting, Learning, Achieving! The mission of Frederick Pilot Middle School is to provide students with a rigorous academic experience while striving to serve the whole child — mind, body, and spirit. Named after the late Lilla G. Frederick, a community activist from the Grove Hall community in Boston, we provide students with access and exposure through community partnership and civic engagement. The Lilla G. Frederick is a Community Hub School. 

    In each of our four academies, we have a student support specialist, an academy leader, a learning coach, staff coordinators, and a group of teachers who will work with each family and child to create a plan that supports success. We believe that all students can accomplish high-quality work and that their futures depend upon their being successful.

    Special Features

    • A pilot school, part of a network of innovative schools with autonomies that support staff and student achievement.
    • A school that serves the whole child; mind, body, and spirit
    • A community school, supported by strong partnerships
    • Data-driven instruction to support strong outcomes for student learning
    • Rigorous academic curriculum enhanced by inquiry, exploration, experience, and hands-on learning
    • On-site counseling services available for all students
    • Basketball, tennis, lacrosse, wrestling, football, soccer and baseball
    • Laptop computers with wireless Internet access for every student and opportunities for families to own a home computer through Technology Goes Home
    • Full-time nurse
    • A beautiful, state-of-the-art building with Internet access, gymnasium, ceramics studio, dance studio, choral and instrumental music, and science and technology labs

    K-8 Pathway

    • Guaranteed assignment for students from the Holmes, Mather and UP Academy Holland.

    Special academic programs

    • AVID college readiness program
    • Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE), Somali Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) program, and Native Language Literacy

    After school programs in our building

    • Tutoring, many sports, clubs, and activities including art, drama, instrumental music, science and math clubs
    • Free Saturday tutoring sessions and activities


  • Principal
    Meghan McGoldrick
    270 Columbia Road
    Dorchester, MA 02121

    Phone: 617-635-1650
    Fax: 617-635-1637

    School Hours
    9:30 am - 3:40 pm

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:10 p.m.

    Grades: 6-8
    Level: Middle
    School Type: Pilot