What’s New:

WPS Family STEAM Night

Please join us on Monday, May 20 for the Wellesley Public Schools Family STEAM Night! PreK-12 families are invited to an engaging evening of hands-on STEAM activities including coding, programming various robots, legos, creating circuits and more from 6-7:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served.

The featured guest speaker will be Dr. Amon Millner, Associate Professor of Computing and Innovation at the Olin College of Engineering. Special thanks to the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club for making this event possible!

Redistricting Update for 2024-25 School Year

The updated Elementary School Districts Map will take effect at the start of the 2024-25 school year, with the closing of Upham School and the opening of the new Hardy School. Please read Updated Elementary Redistricting Map Voted January 2024 for further information on the recent changes to the redistricting map. Use the Find Your Elementary School District Tool to find your elementary school district using your street address.

Kindergarten Round-Up New Student Registration 2024-25 – Now Open!

KindergartenFor children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2024. Click for Registration Forms, Required Documents and More Information.

Grades 1-12:  For Grades 1 through 12, please see more information, forms and document requirements.

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.

Elementary School Projects Update

As the Wellesley Public Schools prepares to open new Hunnewell and Hardy schools, a detailed schedule of events has been created and shared with the community. The new Hunnewell opened Monday, February 26, 2024, with the new Hardy scheduled to open in August 2024. Please see the full timeline of events. This schedule will be updated throughout the year as plans are finalized. Read more about the new Hunnewell design and sustainability features in this brochure from architect SMMA, and learn more about the building projects at wellesleyHHU.org.

FY25 Budget Book Cover FY25 Budget
Aerial View of Hunnewell Track and Field Hunnewell Track & Field Project Updates

Hunnewell Track & Field Phase II Proposal Continues Moving Ahead 

School Committee’s proposal to install bathrooms, a concession stand, team rooms, lights and an improved sound system – collectively known as Phase II Enhancements to the Hunnewell Track & Field – has now moved through the Design and Permitting process and is ready to go out to bid. After the Wetlands Protection Committee issued an amended order of conditions in July 2023 to allow for lights and improved sound, in addition to the previously approved bathrooms and concessions, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) signed off on the final plan for the track & field. The focus for School Committee, NRC, and the Department of Public Works is now on Bidding, Ordering and Installation, with groundbreaking for the next phase to begin at the end of 2023.

Read more on the T&F Projects page.

Updating the WPS Strategic Plan

The Wellesley Public Schools is in the process of updating its district strategic plan, for implementation in Fall 2023. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee developed an initial framework for the 2023-28 Strategic Plan that was approved by the School Committee on June 13. On November 14, 2023, the School Committee approved the 5-year worksheet that serves as the blueprint to the Strategic Plan. A report will be provided to the community in early 2024. Please visit the strategic planning page for additional information on the process and goals.

MCAS Results Show Improved Achievement, Growth

On September 19, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the official 2023 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results online. Wellesley Public Schools is proud to share that all schools have met or exceeded the MCAS achievement targets set by DESE, as we continue to focus on pandemic recovery. The district is also pleased to announce that Wellesley is home to four of the 66 Massachusetts schools designated as Schools of Recognition by DESE: Bates Elementary, Sprague Elementary, Wellesley Middle School, and Wellesley High School. The Wellesley School and District Profile is available on the DESE website. Read the full update.

METCO Representatives to School Committee Appointed

Wellesley Public Schools is pleased to announce that two Boston resident parents have been appointed to serve together as METCO Representatives to the Wellesley School Committee. This new, non-voting position was created by the School Committee in May 2023. The new representatives, Nicole Daley and Dr. Joanne DaSilva Moreira, will represent and advocate for Boston resident students and families; participate in biweekly School Committee meetings; collaborate closely with district leaders to support Boston resident students and families; and work to ensure Boston resident students and families feel welcomed, supported, and valued in WPS. Their first School Committee meeting appearance was October 3. Read more about them here.

caduceus COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

September 11, 2023 – The Nursing Services team wants to ensure that you start the school year with the most recent guidance regarding COVID-19. The following Frequently Asked Questions have been reviewed by Wellesley’s Health Department. Please speak to your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns specific to your child. We are here to help and answer questions throughout the school year. Please review this list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Dr. David Lussier, Superintendent of Wellesley Public Schools Welcome Back WPS!

August 21, 2023

Dear Members of the Wellesley Public Schools Community:

I hope you are enjoying the remaining days of summer and that these past few months have been restful and restorative for you and your families.  We look forward to welcoming our students, staff, and families back for the start of the 2023-24 school year, which will begin on Wednesday, August 30th. 

We have a busy calendar in store for our district in the coming year! Read the full WPS Welcome Back Letter.

SNAP Health Portal – Update for 2023-24
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The WPS Nursing Department is in the process of updating your student’s health records for the upcoming school year. All SNAP Health Portal information needs to be confirmed annually by parents/guardians. To do so, log into Powerschool using the same username and password you use to access report cards and click the SNAP Health Portal icon on the left sidebar. From there, you will receive prompts to confirm or update your student’s immunizations, health conditions, and renew permissions. This process ensures that the information in your student’s health record is accurate and confirmed for the new school year.  Read more about the SNAP Health Portal on the WPS Nursing website.

WHS Grading Practices

For more information on grading practices at Wellesley High School, please find the presentation from the January 31st School Committee Meeting, an informational video, as well as the slideshow and recording from the March 9 forum at Wellesley High School. Wellesley High School principal Dr. Jamie Chisum shared an update with the community in May. 

WPS Profile of a Graduate
Town of Wellesley Climate Action Plan

The Town of Wellesley’s Climate Action Plan was developed as a roadmap for the future of our community and its residents. Launched in February 2022 after more than a year of work, the Plan outlines specific actions Wellesley will take to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change and to build resilience to climate change impacts. It is organized along six pathways: Governance, Energy, Buildings, Mobility, Natural Resources, and Waste.

Stop Bullying Anti-Bullying

Please visit the WPS Anti-Bullying Resources page to learn more about bullying prevention or to report a bullying incident.

District Progress Reports
2016/2017 District Progress Report Cover
2017/2018 District Progress Report Cover
2018/2019 District Progress Report Cover
Information on Equity Lawsuit

Please use the following links to access information on the Equity Lawsuit:

WPS Statement on Lawsuit

Settlement Agreement – 2/2022

Upcoming Dates:

  • WPS STEAM family night
    Monday, May 20@ 6:00 pm
    Wellesley High School Cafeteria Map
    More details...

  • School Committee Meeting
    Monday, May 20@ 6:30 pm

    Tuesday, May 21

  • School Committee Meeting
    Tuesday, May 21@ 6:30 pm
    More details...

    Wednesday, May 22

  • Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed
    Monday, May 27

  • School Committee Meeting
    Tuesday, May 28@ 6:30 pm

  • WMS 8 MCAS Civics
    Wednesday, May 29

  • WMS 8 MCAS Civics
    Thursday, May 30

  • School Committee & Select Board Mtg
    Monday, June 3@ 6:30 pm

    Tuesday, June 4

    Wednesday, June 5

  • Early Release WMS
    Wednesday, June 5

  • WHS Graduation/Half Day WHS Only
    Friday, June 7

  • Closing Day All Students (1/2 day)
    Thursday, June 13

  • Closing Day-All Teachers
    Friday, June 14

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General Information:

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

Business Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM  

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