Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School (PK-5)


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School provides two options for pursuing Chinese language study. Students may pursue a sequential two-way immersion option focused on the development of biliteracy in both English and Mandarin Chinese or they may choose to balance daily Chinese lessons with other core content. For grades PK – 2, classrooms follow two learning strands, which merge together for English and Chinese instruction for grades 3 – 5.

We believe our programs prepare, enrich and challenge our students for success as global citizens and scholars. Our students benefit from an expanded learning day, which provides opportunities for increased enchantment and more time on core subject areas.

The extended learning day also offers teachers the flexibility to set the pace and intensity of learning based on student needs and interests. This time also enables us to offer enhanced enrichment that captures students’ curiosity.

The MLK School is located in a brand-new, state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable new school building located at 100 Putnam Avenue. Housed alongside Putnam Avenue Upper School, our students benefit from this wonderful new facility for their entire K – 8 experience.

Signature programs:

  • Two-Way Immersion
  • Extended Learning Day
  • World Language
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School Hours:

7:55AM – 3:55PM | M, Tu, Th, F
7:55AM – 1:55PM | W


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
102 Putnam Avenue, 02139

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Key Contacts:
Principal: Gerald Yung
Assistant Principal: Hannah Wirtshafter
Clerk: Cheryl Mason-Beach
Family Liaison: Marguerite Hicks-Gyewu, 617.349.6454
Nurse: Jennifer Rollins, 617.349.6563
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