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  • MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Results

    The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWHAS), an initiative of the MetroWest Health Foundation, has monitored trends in adolescent health and risk behaviors since 2006. View the latest results from DHS & DMS here.

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  • Technology Spotlight: Innovation in 6th Grade Science

    Read about how technology is being used in a DMS 6th grade science class to enhance the multi-tiered lesson focused on measuring forces.

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  • Community Spotlight: DMS 7th Grade Community Pen Friends

    The Dedham Middle School is launching a new community correspondence project - Pen Friends- for students in the 7th grade.  Created in response to some of the social and emotional challenges our teachers have observed over the last two years, Pen Friends was designed to expand student literacy skills while also helping to foster greater connections between our DMS students and the Dedham community.  

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  • Services Spotlight: Recognizing our DPS School Counselors!

    The week of February 6th-10th, we celebrate our DPS school counselors as a part of National School Counseling Week 2023. Meet our DHS and DMS school counselors!

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  • Innovation Spotlight: Simmer Projects & Office Hours

    January Blog Post by The Education Cooperative highlights the innovative solutions of two Dedham educators - Dedham High School ELA teacher, Tricia Rocha and Greenlodge Elementary School Fifth Grade Teacher, Ken Toomey. Read the post to learn more about how they are innovating in their classrooms!

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  • Technology Spotlight: Student Data Privacy

    Data Privacy Week kicks off January 23, 2023. Technology and learning are critical parts of every day in our Dedham classrooms.  But using the expansive opportunities presented by online learning tools and resources means that safeguarding student data and privacy is a growing focus. Learn more about student data and how Dedham Public Schools keeps student data safe.

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    The Dedham School Committee voted on Wednesday evening to name Nan Murphy as Dedham’s next Superintendent of Schools.  Ms. Murphy comes to Dedham from Marblehead Public Schools, where she is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.   Ms. Murphy was selected in a unanimous vote by school committee members, who emphasized her commitment to collaborative leadership, student-centric approach, and experience building culturally inclusive school communities as critical skills that would greatly benefit Dedham students and faculty.

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  • Curriculum Advisory Family Survey: Open until 1/27

    The District is working to ensure coordinated, accessible information on topics most relevant to our families and students. Families are encouraged to complete this 3-minute survey by January 27, 2023.

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School Hours

  • Breakfast Starts: 7:30am

    Homeroom Starts: 8:10am

    Dismissal: 2:35pm

    Early Release: 11:35am

    Late Bus (T/TH): 3:45pm


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.