What’s New:

Wellesley Public Schools Summer Hours

Beginning this week until August 21, the following schedule will apply for public access to the Wellesley Public Schools offices:

  • Hours for the public at each school and for Central Office are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is strongly recommended that you call ahead to the individual schools before dropping by.
  • In almost all cases, student registration can be completed electronically. Please visit the student registration page for more information or contact the District Registrar at 781-446-6210; 5600 or at registrar@wellesleyps.org.
Sun peeking through the clouds Summer Learning 2024

For the fourth year in a row, WPS is providing families with a PreK-12 summer learning website. This rich resource provides our families with a wide array of elementary reading suggestions, STEM activities, WMS reading assignments and subject specific summer assignments for students in our high school. Families can also find links to check out books from our online library (SORA), take virtual field trips, go on museum tours, listen to recommended podcasts and access summer reading programs hosted by our Public Libraries. Our community can access the summer learning website by going to our district homepage or any of the school homepages.

Academic Calendar Task Force

In March, the School Committee appointed a task force to make recommendations regarding the observance of religious and cultural holidays within the Wellesley Public Schools Academic Calendar. The task force began meeting in April and includes a variety of stakeholders, including members of the School Committee, members of WPS faculty and staff, WPS parents, and Wellesley High School students. For more information including meeting materials and recordings, please see the dedicated page for the Academic Calendar Task Force

Gov. Healey Announces Mental Health Initiative at WHS

On May 21 in the courtyard of Wellesley High School, Gov. Maura Healey and Sec. Kate Walsh of the Department of Health and Human Services announced a new initiative supporting students’ mental health. The Healey-Driscoll administration will make an unprecedented investment in the Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) program, an in-school program supporting students who have fallen behind academically due to challenges with their mental health. Using the WHS Bridge program as a model, the administration is investing $13 Million to establish similar programs in other communities.

The Governor met privately with Bridge program coordinators Lindsey Yamaguchi and Adam Diliberto in the Bridge room, along with a small group of current and former Bridge students and parents. Afterward, during a WHS lunch period and with dozens of students, teachers, and staff in attendance, Gov. Healey announced the new initiative to the press. Read more about this exciting day.

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.

Aerial View of Hunnewell Track and Field Hunnewell Track & Field Project Updates

With Lights Installed, Focus is on Preparing for New Buildings by Hunnewell Track & Field

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 seen significant progress since the end of 2023, as outlined in this update dated 4/23/24. With lights installed and a new sound system to follow, much of the recent activity has been on preparing the site for the installation of prefabricated bathrooms and a concession stand, expected by Fall 2024. The Committee voted on May 21 to move forward into Design and Permitting with an enhanced modular building option for the Team Rooms and with DPW as the implementation partner. 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
snap health portal logo

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
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2018/2019 District Progress Report Cover
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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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