About the Weston Public School District
There are five schools in the Weston Public Schools: Weston High School (grades 9-12); Weston Middle School (grades 6-8); Field School (grades 4-5); and Country School and Woodland Schools (both preK-grade 3). Since 1999, we have had an integrated pre-school with classrooms at Woodland and Country Schools to educate children with special needs from the age of three. Weston has proudly participated in the METCO program since 1967.
Total School Enrollment (Grades PreK-12) as of June, 2021 is around 1960 students. This number will be updated with final enrollment data in early September.
Elementary programs are designed to take advantage of the natural curiosity of children. The emphasis is on flexibility and individualization of instruction. To achieve this, groups of teachers work in grade level teams. Each team modifies its teaching to meet the needs of its own diverse group of students. The teams are supported by specialists, tutors, aides, and volunteers. Classes in art, music, and physical education expand the breadth of student experience. Cooperative learning, the writing process, use of technology, library services, visiting authors, artists, and musicians are also part of the ongoing instructional programs. Students begin the study of Spanish at grade 1. Elementary class sizes average 19.9 in Grades K-5.
Elementary school hours are 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM. First Wednesday early dismissal is at 11:30 am. Kindergarten dismissal on Wednesdays is at 12:15 PM, except for first Wednesdays.
Country School and Woodland School serve pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3. Students are assigned to the schools randomly, although siblings are typically assigned to the same school. The two schools have distinct personalities but follow the same curriculum. The smaller community has been shown to create a positive learning environment.
Kindergarten Registration Process:
Children must be five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten in the Weston Public Schools. Parents of eligible children will be mailed information regarding kindergarten registration, which is held. If you are new to Weston or do not receive information by mid-March, please call Country School at 781-786-5400.
Field School serves grades 4 and 5. While students are still nurtured by the homeroom structure, they begin to have greater responsibilities for homework and extra-curricular activities.
All three elementary schools (Country, Woodland, and Field) are located on the same campus which also includes the Town Library, Recreation Department and Council on Aging.
Weston Middle School‘s program is organized in a “house” system, with students in each house sharing the same set of subject matter teachers. This arrangement allows for a more personal and supervised education appropriate for young adolescents. Fine and applied arts, sports, and activities programs are part of the comprehensive program. The Middle School program is also supported by specialists, aides, and volunteers.
Weston Middle School hours are 8:45 A.M. – 3:15 P.M.
Weston High School offers its students a comprehensive and diversified program. Academic courses range from basic to advanced levels. The high school also has a highly successful extra-curricular program that includes athletics, clubs, drama, music, student government and community service programs. Most students participate in these after-school activities, with athletics, theater, music, and art being the most popular.
Weston High School hours are 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM.
Together, with our school community, we will educate, equip, and inspire each and every student to bring their whole selves to school, become independent learners, and participate actively in a complex and constantly changing, culturally diverse world.
Weston Public Schools and the wider school community are committed to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all students.
Students will imagine, reflect, and innovate within a safe, equitable, and responsive learning
environment that develops their academic, social, and emotional growth and holistic well-being.
Students will develop the critical thinking, creative problem solving, technological and media
literacy, communication, and collaboration skills necessary for civic engagement and lifelong learning.
Climate of care: We enhance our learning environments and recognize the strengths and
needs of all students through an ethos of caring for oneself, others, and community.
Honoring the whole child: We focus on all aspects of a child’s education, including academic
growth, extracurricular pursuits, emotional intelligence and resilience, and physical well-being.
Innovative instruction: We offer academic experiences that inspire all students to build
agency and fully engage in their learning.
Equity and social justice: We are committed to access, equity, diversity, participation,
anti-racism and human rights for all members of our community.
Global citizenship: We develop young citizens who understand the world around them, value
other perspectives, communicate and collaborate with culturally diverse audiences, and take
appropriate action to improve local, national, and global communities.
SAT Scores and other indicators at Weston High School are consistently among the top public schools in Massachusetts. Students complete outstanding work throughout their time in Weston schools, and Weston student College Placements are consistently near the top in Massachusetts in percentage of public school graduates entering four-year colleges.
Parent involvement is one of the district’s strengths. The Administration works closely with parents as individuals and as part of volunteer groups such as the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC), Weston Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), Weston Boosters, and others!