Lower School


215 Sydney Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 282-6710


Doors Open: 7:00 AM
Monday Bells: 8:00 – 1:10 PM
Tuesday-Friday Bells: 8:00  – 3:10 PM


Most of our students begin their experience at Boston Collegiate Charter School in our Lower School, which serves students in grades five and six. For many students, Boston Collegiate is a very new kind of school. In addition to new structures and systems, there are extremely high academic, behavioral, and community expectations with accompanying incentives and conversations, and uniforms. Lower School teachers spend time orienting students to the new expectations of Boston Collegiate, helping them to stay organized and on top of their assignments, and showing them that learning and achieving can be fun!

The instructional program in the Lower School centers on a commitment to a rigorous college preparatory curriculum combined with additional time on learning and close, individualized instruction.