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Elementary Learning

During school hours Elementary students children engage in core academics, unified arts programming, and social and emotional learning opportunities. Core content areas include literacy (reading and writing), math, social studies and science. Dedicated time to address social emotional health and wellness is also embedded into the schedule.  A one hour lunch and recess block prioritizes giving ample time for students to engage in healthy play and social engagement.

To support the increasingly diverse and intensive needs of the student population the District and School Committee have made concerted and sustained efforts to maintain reasonable class sizes at the elementary level and to provide robust intervention, Special Education, and related services to all students.

Learning is a blend of hands-on, interactive experiences that highlights the variety of student strengths and interests present in our Elementary schools.  Dedham is a 1:1 school district and as such, students use their Chromebooks to access a variety of learning and practice programs throughout the day as well as using this tool for online collaboration with peers.

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