The William Monroe Trotter INNOVATION School
The William Monroe Trotter School is a K1-8 innovation school located in Grove Hall on the Dorchester/Roxbury line. Our mission is to ensure, inspire and develop the academic and social emotional growth of all of our learners as they aspire to reach academic excellence. Our vision is to create a learning community where students, families, and educators are valued, respected and are positive contributors and investors in the success of one and all.
William Monroe Trotter Innovation School
135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
School Hours - Grades K1-4:
School Hours - Grades 5-8:
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 4:45pm
Friday: 7:30am - 2:00 pm
TROTTER SCHOOL PLEDGE
I BELIEVE IN MYSELF.
I AM RESPONSIBLE.
I AM SUCCESSFUL.
I AM RESPECTFUL.
I AM INTELLIGENT.
I APPROVE OF MYSELF
BECAUSE I LOVE MYSELF.
I AM PRODUCTIVE
AND GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY!
Trotter Alumni, connect on Facebook to keep in touch with your friends and teachers! Also, please join your fellow alum in the annual fundraiser for the Trotter Arts Program!
Trotter Alumni Facebook Page
want to support us?
If you would like to support the Trotter School, you may do so using the following PayPal link.
Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of the Trotter to benefit the students. Secure donation site at trotterfriends.org.
trotter Governance Board
Thank you and congratulations to the following elected Governance Board Members! We are very excited to be led by this talented team. The Parent Council is looking for nominees to represent Parents on the Governance Board (4 open positions). Please contact the school if you would like to nominate yourself or another parent. We are also taking nominations for Community Board Members.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT: Monday-Wednesday; begins 10/03/16.
GOVERNING BOARD MEETING: Thursday, October 27, 2016. 4-5:15 in the school library.
PARENT COUNCIL MEETING: Thursday, November 3, 2016. 7:35 am or 5:30 p.m. Elections and ideas for the year. Two meetings to accommodate busy schedules!
Welcome back to school!
The Trotter family has enjoyed a wonderful opening to a new school year. Our students came back refreshed and ready to learn, and were lucky enough to be greeted by Commissioner Evans and other members of the Boston Police Department. He, along with our wonderful teachers and principal, Mrs. Nolan, welcomed our students back to begin what will be a very successful first year as a K-8 school!
2014 School on the move winner
The William Monroe Trotter Innovation School is Edvestor's 2014 School on the Move Winner! The School on the Move Prize is awarded annually to one of Boston's most improving schools to recognize their progress. Other finalists included Orchard Gardens and the Hurley School. The prize is $100,000.
Key strategies for improvement included: highly collaborative school culture ensuring teachers and administrators hold one another accountable to high standards, use of data to plan, implement and monitor supports for students struggling academically or socio-academically, and a commitment to family engagement that has led to parents playing a more visible and active role at the school.
Trotter wins national