About the District

Dede Galdston SuperintendentDede Galdston, Ed.D.


About Our Schools:
For the 2020-2021 school year, there are 2,526 students enrolled in Watertown Public Schools (preschool through grade 12). Watertown’s student body 63.6% White, 19.1% Hispanic, 4.3% African American, 7.2% Asian, 5.3% Multi‐Race, Non‐Hispanic, 0.4 % Native American. Approximately 39.1% of students come from homes where English is not the first language.  Special Education serves about 19% of students.

Watertown High School

Mr. Joel Giacobozzi
Office: 617-926-7760

Watertown Middle School

Ms. Donna Martin
Office: 617-926-7783

Cunniff Elementary

Ms. Mena Ciarlone
Office: 617-926-7726

Hosmer Elementary

Ms. Erin Moulton
Office: 617-926-7740

School  Hours:
WHS: 8:30 am - 3:05 pm
WMS:  8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cunniff: 8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Hosmer: 8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Lowell:  8:15 am - 2:30 pm

Lowell Elementary

Ms. Stacy Phelan
Office: 617-926-7770

District Mission

WPS prepares all students for life by engaging them in a challenging and meaningful education within an inclusive, diverse community.

District Vision

Inspiring Excellence for All

WPS inspires all to explore and shape the world around them.

Core Values

  • Excellence
    • We commit to high expectations for each student.
    • We invest in a culture of reflection, collaboration, and commitment to continuous improvement.
    • We provide a rigorous and nurturing academic environment.
    • We foster creativity, resiliency, and confidence.
  • Equity
    • We provide all students with a high-quality education.
    • We create conditions necessary for all students to engage in powerful, deep learning.
    • We provide resources for academic and social/emotional success for all students.
    • We ensure access to a welcoming and safe environment for all students, parents, and families.
  • Community
    • We share accountability for the success of all students.
    • We celebrate the contributions of each individual to our inclusive, diverse community.
    • We believe partnerships with families and the community are the cornerstone of student success.
    • We foster caring and collaborative relationships as the foundation for student engagement.