Mason Elementary School

  • Children are the heart and soul of the Mason School. 

    Our vision: The Mason School is a united community dedicated to providing equitable and rigorous learning experiences that ensure mastery of core academic skills and build the tools necessary to foster critical thinkers, risk-takers, and powerful leaders.

    Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and rigorous full inclusion academic program supported by committed staff, student interns, devoted parents, and a strong community working collaboratively and learning together. 

    The Mason Pledge
    I am a student seeking to be a scholar. 
    The standard is excellence, today and tomorrow.
    I am disciplined, focused, and on time.
    I am organized, respectful, and responsible.
    I am on a mission to elevate myself, my community, and humanity.
     
    Teachers are dual certified and have had professional development related to SPED, ESL instruction, and content areas. The Mason promotes teacher leaders who assume various leadership roles and serve as mentors to student interns. Several teacher leaders have conducted workshops and training for various BPS departments.

    Special Features

    • Full integration of students with disabilities and regular education students
    • Highly qualified staff (dual certified in regular and special education) and mentor lead teachers
    • Full-time parent coordinator that coordinates family and fundraising events.
    • Kindergartens accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • Partners with City Connects to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
    • Art, music, dance, physical education, technology, and swim instruction (grades1-5) offered.
    • Extended science learning through the Boston Nature Center and Food Corps.
    • Boston University, Northeastern University, and Wheelock College provide interns and tutors.
    • Read Boston grant that provides free books and literacy events for all students
    • Reading Recovery, a research-based literacy intervention for struggling first graders.

    K-12 Pathway

    • Guaranteed assignment to grade 6 at Dearborn STEM Academy for grades 6-12.

    Special academic programs

    • Special Education: two inclusion classrooms per grade from K0/K1 (ages 3 and 4)–Grade 5.

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before school, 7:15-8:10 am: for K-grade 5, $25 weekly payment
    • After school, 2:30-6:00 pm: run by YMCA for K2-grade 5, sliding fee scale

Contact

  • Principal
    Carolyn Allston

    Administrative Assistant/Confidential Homeless Liaison
    Jacqueline Posley

    150 Norfolk Avenue
    Roxbury, MA 02119

    mason@bostonpublicschools.org

    Phone: 617-635-8405
    Fax: 617-635-8406 
     
    School Hours
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:30 pm

    Grades: K0-5
    Level: Elementary
    School Type: Pilot

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