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Spotlight Headlines & Features from DMS

  • 2022 Grade 8 Transition Assembly

    March 2022 Assembly Held with DMS 8th Graders to Begin the Transition Process to Dedham High. Students were given an overview of the school and the opportunity to ask questions. View slides shared during the assembly here.

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Spotlight News

  • 2022/23 Bus Applications Due

    The deadline for submitting Grade 1-12 bus applications is this Monday August 1, 2022.  Please note that there is a savings for registering before the deadline.

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  • Welcome! Dr. Sara Stetson - Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

    Dedham Public Schools announced the appointment of Dr. Sara Stetson as the Dedham Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, effective July 1, 2022.  Sara was the consensus top choice from a talented field of candidates during her finalist interviews and site visit. We are thrilled that Sara will be able to work with DPS Special Education Director Liza O’Connell in the next few months to coordinate a smooth transition and entry into our district. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sara Stetson to the Dedham Public Schools community! 

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    Dismissal: 2:35pm

    Early Release: 11:35am

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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.