About WPS

The Watertown Public Schools provide education to preschool through twelfth grade students in
three elementary schools, one middle school, and one comprehensive high school. In addition to
academic programs, the Watertown Public Schools offer after school programs, summer school,
enrichment programs, and numerous athletic opportunities.



Central Administration:


30 Common St. 
Watertown MA 02472 
Office: 617 926-7700
Fax: 617 923-1234

Business Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:00pm


Dede Galdston, Ed.D.

Superintendent


Theresa McGuinness, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching, Learning, & Assessment


Assistant Superintendent,
Finance & Operations

Kathleen Desmarais

Director of Student Services


Craig Hardimon

Director of Human Resources




About the District


As of October 1, 2016 there are 2,668 students enrolled in Watertown Public Schools (preschool through grade 12). Watertown’s student body 68.7% White, 12.4% Hispanic, 3.8% African American, 8.2% Asian, 4.6% Multi‐Race, Non‐Hispanic, 0.1 % Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and 0.6% Native American. Approximately 32.3% of students come from homes where English is not the first language. Approximately, 283 students are enrolled in the English Language Learner (ELL) program. Special Education serves about 20.8% of students.


Watertown High School

Shirley Lundberg
Principal
Office: 
617-926-7760

Watertown Middle School

James Carter
Principal
Office: 617-926-7783

Cunniff Elementary


Mena Ciarlone

Principal
Office: 617-926-7726

Hosmer Elementary

Robert Laroche
Principal
Office: 617-926-7740

School Office Hours:
WHS: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
WMS 7:40 am - 2:10 pm
Cunniff 8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Hosmer 8:30 am - 2:45 pm
Lowell 8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Lowell Elementary

Stacy Phelan
Principal
Office: 617-926-7770


Map of Watertown Public Schools

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District Vision

The Watertown Public Schools promote high achievement through inquiry, problem solving, collaboration, creativity and hard work.  We provide students with a robust education so they will acquire, apply, and practice the knowledge and skills needed for self-actualization and life-long learning.  All programs support diverse learning styles, civic interaction, global awareness, and personal success.

Strategic Goals

Support High Academic Achievement

The Watertown Public Schools will ensure that each student becomes an accomplished learner in the arts, humanities, mathematics, physical sciences and social sciences.  The school system will provide all students with a learning environment that sets high expectations and stimulates thinking, problem solving, inquiry, creativity and hard work.
 
Foster the Capacity for Life-Long Learning

The Watertown Public Schools will ensure that each student develops a capacity for life-long learning through comprehensive skill development, exposure to a broad universe of knowledge and disciplines, and support for a diversity of learning styles, future plans, and personal interests.

Promote Local and Global Citizenship

The Watertown Public Schools will ensure that each student becomes informed about and participates in local and world affairs. Students will strive to understand people of different backgrounds and cultures and the interconnectedness of the contemporary world.