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DHS Featured News

  • DHS Virtual Open House - October 14, 2021

    Dedham High School’s Open House will be held on Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 PM-7:40 PM. This event will be virtual. We will run a 7-period schedule with each period meeting for 10 minutes with a 5-minute break in between. Students are building Zoom schedules with their teachers to share with parents. Learn more here.

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  • Senior Post-Secondary Planning Night - Video Recording

    Watch a recording of the Sept 30 Post-Secondary Planning Night event here. Passcode: zZri8!T4

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  • Community Service Hours Update

    The Community Service graduation requirement has been adjusted for each class because of COVID-19. These are minimum requirements for graduation. Click here to learn more.

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  • Class of 2022 November MCAS Testing Update

    The MCAS graduation requirement has been waived for the Class of 2022. However, if students would like to be eligible for scholarships they should test (ELA and Math) this fall, in November. Get a link to the sign up form here, as well as more information on reasons students may want to consider participating.

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  • Senior Post-Secondary Planning Night Coming Up

    The DHS Counseling Department will be hosting its annual Senior Post-Secondary Planning Night next Thursday, September 30th from 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom. The event will include panel presentations and a Q&A with admissions representatives from UMass Boston, Univ. of Pittsburgh, and Fairfield Univ.

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Spotlight News from Around the District

  • DHS Welcomes Guest Speaker - Jennifer De Leon

    On Thursday, Oct. 14, the World Language, Library and English departments welcomed author and guest speaker, Jennifer De Leon. She spoke with a large group of World Language students about the importance of recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and the many influences Latinos and Hispanics have had on our country.

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  • DPS Hosts COVID Webinar at Greenlodge Elementary

    Dedham Superintendent Mike Welch hosted a live Zoom webinar to provide the latest insight into how the District is managing COVID cases and how the testing programs worked as they were rolled out at Greenlodge Elementary.

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  • COVID Testing Update

    On September 15th, the Dedham School Committee approved the district’s participation in the DPH/DESE “Test and Stay” program which will allow students who are determined to be close contacts to take a rapid antigen test in school to confirm they are safe before returning to class. Learn More Here.

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  • Questions About COVID Safety Checks/Testing?

    DPS District COVID Testing Coordinator and Superintendent Mike Welch hosted an online parent seminar on Dedham's approach to COVID Safety Checks and Testing. Watch the recorded session here. Passcode: 1B=dVBPn

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  • Congratulations to our Award Winners!

    Dedham Public Schools honored three of it’s educators. Congratulations to the three award winners - Caroline Roy, DHS Chemistry Teacher; Steve Traister, Dedham Athletic Director; and Cindy McGrann, DHS Guidance Counselor.

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  • DHS Absent/Release Attendance Phone #


    Please call this number and leave a detailed message to let DHS know your student will be absent, tardy or need to be dismissed early. 

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Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission:

    The mission of the Dedham Public Schools, in partnership with the community, is to promote excellence in learning, self-discipline, and motivation.

    The Dedham School System does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or handicap in its educational activities or employment practices.

    Vision Statement:

    Each graduate of the Dedham Public Schools (DPS) will confidently pursue personal excellence through continued independent inquiry and learning and exhibit socially responsible decision-making within a dynamic and diverse global community.