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The Watertown Public Schools offers a unique learning environment that is intellectually rigorous and nurturing with small, responsive classrooms designed to ignite creativity while empowering student resilience and confidence. Located in the greater Boston area, the Watertown Public Schools currently has 2608 students enrolled in its preK-12 program within the Early Steps Preschool, three elementary schools, Watertown Middle School and Watertown High School. Watertown students explore and shape the world around them through a variety of innovative learning experiences and opportunities in a public school setting. Our student body is diverse, reflecting the ever-changing demographics of our community and our nation.


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


2019/2020  School Start Times:
Elementary: 8:15-2:30 - Doors open at 8:00
Early Release Time: 12:15
Middle School: 8:30-3:00 - Doors open at 7:45
High School: 8:30-3:05 - Doors open at 7:30
Early release times for Secondary: 12:30

WPS Schools
Early Steps Preschool
Phone: 617-926-7765
Fax: 617-923-8238

Cunniff Elementary School
Phone: 617-926-7726
Fax: 617-924-0420
Hosmer Elementary School
Phone: 617-926-7740
Fax: 617-926-3259
Lowell Elementary School
Phone: 617-926-7770
Fax: 617-926-2676
Watertown Middle School
Phone: 617-926-7783
Fax: 617-926-5407
Watertown High School
Phone: 617-926-7760
Fax: 617-926-7723



View the WPS FY20 School Department Recommended Budget Presentation here.

Read the Superintendent's March Newsletter here.

Early Steps Integrated Preschool currently has limited openings.  Please see our 2018-19 application for more information.

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