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  • DHS Best Buddies Honored as 2023 Outstanding High School chapter in Massachusetts!!

    In its first year as a chapter, DHS Best Buddies has been selected as the 2023 Outstanding High School chapter in Massachusetts.  

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  • Dedham Nutrition Director Named Northeast Region Director of the Year

    Congratulations to Jeanne Johnson, Dedham's school nutrition director who was recognized by the national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognized for her many positive changes to the school nutrition program in Dedham.

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  • Spotlight on History: DMS Grade 7 Hosts Exhibit at Town Hall

    On April 27th, seventh grade students from DMS invited the public to the opening night of their Asiant Influence & Culture Experience exhibit at Dedham Town Hall. This exhibit, which is a culminating exhibition of student learning from the Investigating History pilot on Central, South, and East Asia  will be showcased for 3 weeks at Dedham Town Hall, from April 27 - May 19th.   

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  • Dedham Public Schools Earns National Distinction for its Student Data Privacy Practices

    Dedham Public Schools has earned the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal from the national technology’s director’s association (CoSN).  The TLE Seal is a national distinction that recognizes schools for their commitment and proficiency in protecting student data.   Dedham Public Schools is currently the only school district in the nine North Atlantic states to have earned this seal, which has been awarded to only two dozen school districts around the country.

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  • DMS Spotlight: Sources of Strength Volleyball Tournament

    On Thursday, March 30, DMS’s Sources of Strength group hosted a Mentor Madness Beach Volleyball Tournament. 

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    District FY2024 Operating Budget Request

    The FY2024 DPS Operating budget was presented to the Dedham Town Finance and Warrant Committee in March. Fiscal 2024 presents significant budgeting challenges for the School Department and the community. Extraordinary increases in utilities and other fixed operating costs represent increases beyond the control of the District and the Town. Given these increases, the FY24 budget request required the DPS administrative team and the Budget Subcommittee to carefully weigh priorities and develop a plan for fiscal resources that ensures all students continue to receive a high quality learning experience in school facilities that are safe, welcoming, and provisioned for an engaging educational environment.

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  • MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Results

    The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWHAS), an initiative of the MetroWest Health Foundation, has monitored trends in adolescent health and risk behaviors since 2006. View the latest results from DHS & DMS here.

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  • Technology Spotlight: Innovation in 6th Grade Science

    Read about how technology is being used in a DMS 6th grade science class to enhance the multi-tiered lesson focused on measuring forces.

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School Hours

  • Breakfast Starts: 7:30am

    Homeroom Starts: 8:10am

    Dismissal: 2:35pm

    Early Release: 11:35am

    Late Bus (T/TH): 3:45pm


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.