Students in grades one through five in eastern Dedham attend Avery Elementary School, built in 1921.
Avery…More hosts a summer institute for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. During the school year, students can participate in the After School Enrichment program.
In January 2010, voters chose to approve a measure to build a new elementary school on Pottery Lane, backing up to the rear of Dedham High School. The estimated $23.3 million project will build a 61,000 square foot building, more than 25,000 square feet bigger than the current school.
Home of the Marauders, Dedham High School is the only public high school in town and supports an enrollment of 786…More students. The school offers a variety of courses from English to occupational and computer business courses. In addition to meeting course requirements, students must complete 40 hours of community service to graduate. The beginnings of DHS dates back to 1851, and moving forward to the opening of the Whiting Avenue school in 1959. While the school has undergone one addition in 1976 and a 1999 renovation of the library, most of the outside still reflects the original 1959 building.
The Noble and Greenough School, more commonly referred to as Nobles, is an independent private school founded in 1855…More with about 600 co-eds in grades seven through twelve.
The school generally accepts 50 students into the seventh grade each year and accepts fewer new students in grades eight through eleven. No new students are accepted for the twelfth grade.
Nobles supports 25 athletic teams that compete in the Independent School League, with origns dating back to 1948.
Students come primarily from surrounding towns in Massachusetts, but also from New Hampshire and Connecticut. A small contingent of students choose to live on campus in residence halls that are open five days per week.
Additionally, Nobles hosts a popular summer day camp for kids.