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Hunnewell School Sign Updated Hunnewell Information

In the wake of today’s fire at the Hunnewell School, significant clean-up and damage assessment efforts are underway. The Fire Department’s determination at this time is that no specific cause could be identified. However, it appears likely that the fire was electrical in nature.

Before we can safely re-open the building, several important things need to happen. We are conducting tests of surfaces and air quality throughout the entire school to ensure that no potentially hazardous materials became airborne outside of the affected classrooms. We are also assessing all electrical, fire detection, and other building systems to ensure that nothing was compromised and that all of our systems are fully operational.

As each of these comprehensive steps will take time and after consulting with the many on-site experts at the scene, Hunnewell will remain closed until Monday, May 20th. If for any reason that date moves as a result of the testing and clean-up, we will communicate further details to the Hunnewell community.

I want to thank the Hunnewell staff, the Wellesley Police, Fire, and Facilities Management Departments for all of their efforts today as well as other Town leaders and departments who have supported our team in working through today’s events.

WPS K-5 Standards Based Report Cards WPS K-5 Standards Based Report Cards

The WPS Office of Teaching and Learning is pleased to share final drafts of the K-5 standards-based report cards (SBRCs). We plan to implement the K-5 SBRC in SY19-20. These drafts were shared with the School Committee on Tuesday, May 7th, and represent the collective efforts of many thought partners including: K-5 classroom teachers who serve on the Curriculum Advisory Teams (CATs), our specialist teachers, special educators, department heads, directors, school psychologists, literacy and math specialists, principals, and parents.

School Committee must approve the K-5 SBRCs through a formal vote. This vote is currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st.

WPS K-5 Standards Based Report Cards

sun Last Day of School for Students – Friday, June 14th – Half Day
New Student Registration New Student Registration 2019-20

Grades 1-12: New Student Registrations for 2019-20 are now being accepted. Click for Registration Forms, Required Documents and More Information.

KindergartenFor children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2019.  Click for Registration Forms, Required Documents and More Information.

Child Find: Under federal and state special education regulations, the Wellesley Public Schools has a responsibility to locate, identify, refer, evaluation and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate, public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Wellesley. Click for more information.

FY20 Budget Pie Chart WPS FY20 School Department Voted Budget 
Profile of Graduate Icon WPS Profile of a Graduate

Please click here to view the final draft of the WPS Profile of a Graduate.

Academic Calendar Grid Icon Approved 2019-20 WPS Academic Calendar – Revised w/October 16th as District-wide Early Release Day

Please click here to see the final 2019-20 WPS Academic Year Calendar, including October 16th as the District-wide early release day and final approved MIAA Athletics Practice start dates.


HHU Hardy Hunnewell Upham Website Hunnewell and Hardy/Upham Facilities Projects
For information relating to the Hunnewell and Hardy/Upham Facilities projects, please click here.
Draft P.A.W.S. Facilities Position Statement and Feasibility Study

Please click on the links below to review the School Committee’s draft Position Statement relative to the P.A.W.S. Facilities and for Tappé Architects’ Feasibility Study on the facilities.

Draft PAWS Position Statement 11 27 2018

P.A.W.S. Feasibility Report

WPS Compass Logo Notice of Fee Changes and Credit Card Processing Fees

The Superintendent formed a Fee Task Force in the spring of 2016 to assess the financial burden on parents.  Based on the recommendation of the Fee Task Force, the fiscal year 2019 budget included a number of fee changes. Continue Reading Notice of Fee Changes and Credit Card Processing Fees

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Wellesley Public Schools District Offices

40 Kingsbury St, Lower Level, Wellesley MA 02481 • Directions

Office Tel: 781-446-6200
Voice Mail: 781-446-6210
Fax: 781-446-6207

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Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM


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