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Spotlight News from Around the District

  • 47% of DHS Seniors Completed Early Admissions Applications

    Congratulations to the 47% of our Class of 2022 who have already applied to one or more colleges.

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  • Curriculum Advisory Opportunity

    We are looking for interested volunteers who would like to be part of the District Curriculum Advisory (DCA), which serves as a representative group of faculty, parents/caregivers, and interested community members who would like to help interface with community groups and offer insight to the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment on issues relating to PK-12 curriculum. This is a 1-year position. The DCA will meet monthly for an hour in the evenings. Learn more here.

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  • Dedham Now Offering Test & Stay Option for COVID Close Contacts

    Learn more about the Test & Stay program now available for eligible Dedham students. The Test & Stay program is a testing initiative intended to help keep students in the Classroom in cases where they have been identified as a Close Contact to a person with confirmed COVID-19 and the exposure occurred in school.

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  • DHS Welcomes Guest Speaker - Jennifer De Leon

    On Thursday, Oct. 14, the World Language, Library and English departments welcomed author and guest speaker, Jennifer De Leon. She spoke with a large group of World Language students about the importance of recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and the many influences Latinos and Hispanics have had on our country.

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  • DPS Hosts COVID Webinar at Greenlodge Elementary

    Dedham Superintendent Mike Welch hosted a live Zoom webinar to provide the latest insight into how the District is managing COVID cases and how the testing programs worked as they were rolled out at Greenlodge Elementary.

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  • DHS Absent/Release Attendance Phone #


    Please call this number and leave a detailed message to let DHS know your student will be absent, tardy or need to be dismissed early. 

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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.