About our School
The Paul A. Dever Elementary School serves families from diverse cultural, economic, and linguistic backgrounds. With talented and committed teachers and leaders, individualized supports to meet students’ diverse learning needs, a supportive and caring learning environment, and a culture of high expectations for academic excellence, we ensure all students are prepared to succeed in college, careers, and beyond.
Dever Elementary School, part of Boston Public Schools, is continuing strong efforts in the turnaround process. Dever’s Level 5 status provides the school with autonomy to implement innovative and research-based practices to rapidly accelerate student growth. Boston Public Schools and the Dever staff are committed to working together to ensure that all students are on or above grade level in math and reading, so that all students are college and career ready.
We want all students to feel welcomed and included at Dever and to provide them with a safe and respectful environment in which to learn and grow. In order to cultivate this positive and supportive culture we work diligently to instill in our students, and to ensure every adult in our school is modeling and teaching, the following core values every day:
These overarching principles guide our expectations for conduct and set a standard for how we interact with and treat each other every day. In this way, we make sure Dever Elementary School is a place where everyone in our community feels cared for, respected, and celebrated.