Principal's Welcome


    Welcome to Oakdale Elementary School!

    Oakdale School, located in Dedham Massachusetts, is an inclusive learning community for students from first through fifth grade with an enrollment of 261 students.  Our work at Oakdale is inspired by our Standards of Behavior: Respectful, Reliable, Cordial and Hard Working. Our values guide how we learn, work and play together. Our school is rich in tradition and deeply connected to its community. The building itself is over 100 years old and immediately brings to all who enter a sense of history and pride. Families and community members are valuable contributors to the vibrancy and learning happening each day and our growing diversity makes Oakdale a wonderful place to learn and work.   We believe in creating a learning environment that supports all learners, allows both faculty and students to take risks, and find joy each day within the classroom. Our goal continues to be focused on the development of creative problem solvers, enthusiastic learners and independent thinkers. 

    We are confident that you will find the information on this site useful. Please contact us with any questions. We’d love to share more with you about what makes Oakdale the amazing community that it is! 


Kimberly Hermesch
  • Kimberly Hermesch, Principal