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District News & Features

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    FY 2025 School Operating Budget Proposal

    In March, the Dedham Public Schools presented their proposed FY25 Operating Budget for review by the Finance & Warrant Committee. On April 4th, Superintendent Murphy will be hosting a Community Forum to review this proposed budget with community members and DPS families. The proposed FY25 budget request required the DPS administrative team and the Dedham School Committee 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, despite a challenging year ahead.

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  • Superintendent Entry Plan : Report on Findings

    At the February 28th School Committee meeting, Superintendent Murphy presented her findings as part of her year-long entry plan process. Since she began as Superintendent on July 1, 2023 she has been meeting and asking Dedham faculty, families, community members and students about the things that make them most proud to be part of Dedham Public Schools, and about the things they believe are our schools' greatest challenges. Efforts to collect this input have included both in person and virtual forums with staff, families and community partners, as well as neighborhood gatherings, ½ day residencies at all seven schools and a staff and school community survey.

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  • Enrollment Numbers Update & School Committee Call For Feedback

    Based on the increasing student enrollment in the Dedham Public Schools, the Massachusetts School Building Authority recently altered the enrollment projections and space capacity for the proposed Elementary School Building project. Members of the Dedham School Committee and Superintendent Nan Murphy will hosting a series of online and in-person community forums to answer questions and gather input in advance of a planned March 20th vote.

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    New DPS Solar Project Approved

    On January 24, 2024, the Dedham Public Schools and Dedham School Committee approved a project proposal to incorporate solar energy options into our school building spaces. The project will add solar panel canopies over open parking areas at Dedham High School, Dedham Middle School, Avery Elementary School and the ECEC, not only creating covered, shaded parking areas at the schools, but also helping control future school department energy costs and ensuring that DPS is in compliance with State mandates to increase reliance on sustainable energy sources.

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  • Superintendent's January 2024 Update

    Click on the Superintendent's January 2024 Update to learn about the Superintendent's Parent Forums, Deputy Superintendent Kelly's new role, the Solar Project and much more!

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  • Superintendent's December 2023 Update

    Click on the Superintendent's December 2023 Update to see news from around the district and other important information. Be sure to note upcoming events!

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  • School Committee Policy Review: IC/ICA - School Year Calendar

    Draft of revised policy under review: IC/ICAA School Year Calendar

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    23-24 Bus Routes & Application

    Grades 1-12 Bus Routes & Application if You Need to Add Bus Transportation

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  • summer

    Last day of school dates......


    Monday, June 17th - 3 Full day program

    Tuesday, June 18th - 2 & 5 Full day & PALS program

    Wednesday, June 19th - NO SCHOOL - Juneteenth

    Thursday, June 20th - Last day of Kindergarten


    Looking forward to September:

    Sept 5th - K Orientation

    Sept. 6th - 1st day of Kindergarten (Full day)

    Sept. 9th - PK Orientation

    Sept. 10th - 11th - Preschool starts


    Attendance:  781-310-8799

    Main Office:  781-310-8000

    Fax:   781-326-6445



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    Kindergarten Registration begins on January 2, 2024 for the 24-25 school year. 

    Click Here For What You Need to Register

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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.