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Mather Elementary School!
The Mather Elementary School has the distinct honor of being the first publicly funded elementary school in America. With this honor comes an enormous amount of responsibility. When a child becomes a student at the Mather, they also becomes a part of America’s history.
Educating and empowering all children to reach their potential through academic and socially enriching experiences.
Mather school pledge
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.
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.
1 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
9:30 am-4:10 pm
Free Breakfast: 9:15 am
Classrooms open: 9:15 am
Classes start: 9:30 am
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