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Spotlight News from Around the District

  • Sharing Sad News & Support Information

    The Dedham school community is heartbroken to learn of Alonzo Polk’s passing. Counseling support to help our students, graduates and staff navigate the challenging emotions that come from such a tragedy is available during the school day and through a special partnership with Riverside Trauma Center. Please click above to learn more.

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  • NEW Covid Mask Guidelines Now In Effect

    As you may be aware, on Monday May 17, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Baker issued revised State guidance for COVID safety, which eliminated some of the restrictions around mask requirements. After meeting with the Dedham Health Dept. and with approval from the School Committee, new COVID-19 guidelines are now in effect at all Dedham Public Schools.

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  • Dedham Public Schools FY2022 Budget Book Now Available

    The Dedham School Committee unanimously voted to approve this budget request at their meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The proposed FY2022 budget request returns the focus of Dedham Public Schools operations to our mission of student engagement, inclusion and opportunity. We seek to recover some of the reductions made last year in order to balance the FY21 Budget. Specifically, we need to restart our efforts and commitments to high quality educator professional development, and the continued evolution of our district’s comprehensive investment in district-based special education programming.

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  • June 5th DHS Class of 2021 Graduation Plans

    DHS will hold the Class of 2021 Graduation at 11am on June 5th (June 6th rain date) outdoors at Memorial Field. The commencement ceremony will follow all safety guidelines issue by the State as of April 28th. Congrats DHS Class of 2021!

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  • Local College Scholarships

    The Dedham Local Scholarship application is due on Friday, April 30. All seniors are encouraged to apply through the universal application available in Naviance. The local scholarship program includes over 130 scholarships and students considering a trade, 2 year college or 4 year university qualify for consideration.

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Important Notices

  • During the COVID-19 outbreak, registrars will not be taking in person appointments.  Once you have completed your online registration and compiled all necessary documentation, please contact the appropriate student registrars.

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    For Kindergarten and Preschool contact:

    Carmel Kerrigan




    For Grades 1 through 8 contact:

    Katie Murray




    For Grades 9 through 12 contact:

    Stefanny Sun



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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.