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  • UPDATE on Schools in Sept - Guidance from DESE

    Today - June 25th - the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance. This work is based upon the current available research available at this time, and this guidance will be updated in late July. It is very comprehensive and includes a goal of safely returning as many students as possible for in-school learning in the fall. Read more by clicking the link above.

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  • FY21 School Budget Update

    Wednesday evening the Dedham School Committee approved a revised FY21 School budget proposal. The revisions incorporated guidance provided by the Town, which requested a $500,000 reduction from the original proposal approved by the School Committee on January 29, 2020, in order to accommodate anticipated shortfalls resulting from the current pandemic crisis. The revised FY21 proposed budget request is now $42,576,992. Learn more here!

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  • This Week in History: Juneteenth

    June 19th is not only the last day of school in Dedham this year, it is also a prominent day in the history of our country known as "Juneteenth". Learn more!.

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  • Counseling Tip of the Week: June 15

    To support the social and emotional wellbeing of teens, Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development created a self-guided course designed for middle and high school students. This is a fantastic resource for teens to learn about stress and coping mechanisms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be available throughout the summer for students and parents/caregivers to access. Please check it out!

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    Dedham Public Schools joined 150 districts around Massachusetts in awarding a State Seal of Biliteracy distinction on Dedham High School diplomas this year. The Seal is awarded to students that demonstrate proficiency in two languages; English and one other language. Thirteen graduates in the Dedham High Class of 2020 earned the Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas, two of those graduates earned a Seal with Distinction. Learn More Here.

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    The Dedham Public Schools Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to present this year’s annual District Art Show in a virtual format. The beautiful work of many of our students PK-12 is now featured on school and district websites for the next three weeks. While we cannot celebrate this creative representation of Dedham culture and community in person, the Art teachers are proud to display their students’ work online for all to enjoy!

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  • Letter to our School Community

    Leadership and staff of the Dedham Public Schools, joined the many voices raised this past week, denouncing the deplorable actions, recent killings and injustices toward people of color in our country. Dedham Schools embrace our families of color and remain committed to honoring and protecting the rights and dignity of all members of our school community. The collective diversity of Dedham is one of our greatest assets. We ask that all members of the community stand with us in appreciating and affirming our commitment to the ethical and moral treatment of all people. Read the full letter from school leaders here.

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New Student Registration

  • 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.

    Register Online Here


    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.