Joseph P. Tynan Elementary School

  • The Tynan School community has a culturally and academically diverse student population, welcoming general education students, autistic students, and English language learners in our school. We have school based counseling and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for students.  In addition to offering science, physical education, dance and vocal music, we also have City Stage, which is a theater arts program to provide students with additional enrichment activities. We currently use a literature based program and Reading Street for literacy; Writer’s Express for writing; and TERC Investigations for math.  

  • This year we have a director of operations, a special education student support coordinator, a parent services coordinator, an operations coordinator, and a student coordinator who assist the school and families in a variety of ways.

    • Mass. Water Resources Authority (MWRA) science programs
    • Family Nights focusing on math, literacy, and PARCC (the new statewide test)
    • A new school library, courtesy of Target
    • Mass. History Initiative
    • Eight mobile computer carts with Internet in classrooms 
    • Dance and vocal music
    • Boston Partners in Education / Power Lunch, mentoring students in kindergarten through grade 3
    • Two full time science specialists
    • Culturally diverse school population
    • Volunteers and tutors from NSTAR, Boston Partners in Education, Foster Grandparents, and Generations, Inc.
    • Facilities: library, playground, dance studio and gymnasium

    Special academic programs: 

    • Special education: autism program
    • Program for English language learners

    Before and after school programs in our building: 

    • Before school: Please contact the school for information
    • Tynan Community Center after school program;
    • bus to South Boston Neighborhood House and South Boston Boys & Girls Club


  • Principal
    Leslie Gant

    650 E. Fourth Street
    South Boston, MA 02127

    Phone: 617-635-8641
    Fax: 617-635-9758

    School Hours
    8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m.

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

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