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  • Questions About COVID Safety Checks/Testing?

    DPS District Covid Testing Coordinator and Superintendent Mike Welch hosted an online parent seminar to provide details around Dedham's approach to COVID Safety Checks and Testing, as well as answer any parent questions and concerns. Watch the recorded session here. Passcode: 1B=dVBPn

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  • Congratulations to our Award Winners!

    Dedham Public Schools marked the return of a new school year by honoring three of it’s educators with annual awards during a Return to School welcome event on Wednesday morning. The annual awards are given in honor of past Dedham educators and staff who exhibit exemplary spirit and dedication to the schools and the students of Dedham. Congratulations to the three award winners - Caroline Roy, DHS Chemistry Teacher; Steve Traister, Dedham Athletic Director; and Cindy McGrann, DHS Guidance Counselor.

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  • 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.