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Dessalines STEAM Academy

We are a proud Member of the National Microschooling Center. Providing the best education with a personalized approach.



Dessalines S.T.E.A.M Academy is a Microschool serving the SouthShore of Massachusetts. We provide a more personalized and innovative experience centered on STEM and the histories of our communities. Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a Haitian revolutionary, and we embody that spirit of knowledge, ingenuity, independence, and liberation all wrapped up in Agape love for the community.

Come join us for full-day in-person educational services for students who disenroll from public or private schools. Half-day and hybrid options are also available. Students can take their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) courses with us, their Humanities courses with us, or both. Contact us for more information.


We are happy to announce that our Fall Fundraiser is here! Many of our students come from low-income households and many have unique academic needs. Parents see us as a solution to the challenges their children face in traditional settings: low-expectation, socially and emotionally unsafe spaces, lack of rigor, and sometimes an unwillingness to be flexible to meet the needs of their children. These very same students that faced challenges in other settings, whether bullying or lack of academic rigor, are thriving at Dessalines!

We have a robust STEAM curriculum where students take Art, chemistry, physics, engineering, music, and coding throughout their schooling at Dessalines. We celebrate the rich cultural heritage of African peoples and the diaspora and we let our students know that all things are possible. Many families want more for their children but can’t afford it in our communities. We are here to serve them. To do that, we fundraise. Please help us give the gift of a quality education to children in our communities. Help make their dreams a reality. Support us today!


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The school year runs from the third or fourth week in August to the end of June. Our day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, we end at noon.


Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 12 pm


Dessalines S.T.E.A.M Academy
Brockton, MA 01568


Khaki or Blue pants and uniform shirt
*Uniforms are required only on trips, outreach events, or special occasions


August 28 First day of School
September 4 Labor Day – No School
October 9 Indigenous People’s Day – No School
November 10 Observance of Veteran’s Day – No School
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break
December 25 -Jan 5 Holiday Break
January 15 MLK Day – No School
February 19 President’s Day – No School
March 18 – 22 Spring Break: Pk – 5
Middle School: Virtual Math and Tech Camp (Half Day)
March 25 – 29 Spring Break – All Grades
April 15 Patriot’s Day
May 29 Memorial Day – No School
June 19 Juneteenth – No School
June 21 Last day of school



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