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The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District offers an excellent education to approximately 1,684 students in preschool through grade 12. The district is home to a High School for grades 9-12, a middle school for grades 6-8, and three elementary schools for students in preschool through Grade 5. The Mission of the HWRSD is to educate the children to become young adults who are of good character and demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed to be successful members of our global economy and engaged citizens of the 21st Century.

The towns of Hamilton and Wenham are located just 22 miles north of Boston on the North Shore of Massachusetts and provide easy access to the Atlantic seashore with its reservations, beaches, and boating just miles away. Both towns have retained unique historic small-town character with miles of rural scenery with extensive open space, farmlands, lakes, and woodlands. Hamilton and Wenham share the school system, library, recreation department, and commuter rail station. 

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Cutler Arial Folder

We have begun meeting with the architect for the Cutler Elementary School Project on a weekly basis to develop plans and opportunities for information gathering. You can find us at the Farmers Market on 9/29 and 10/6 answering questions about the project. We will also be running an Educational Forum that consists of 30-40 people working through a visioning process for the new school building.  This is an exciting opportunity for parents, staff, administration, community members, and government officials to come together to develop a vision for a school of the future.  Having been through this process before, it is an awesome way to be part of the design of a new school.  

If you would like to be a member of the Educational Forum Visioning Session, please be sure you can attend the sessions on both October 11 & October 18 and sign up here. The sessions will be held in the MS/HS Library. We are also working on an evening visioning session. As soon as we have the details, we will send out the invite.

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Public Safety Food Drive to Benefit Acord

Join the Hamilton Police and Fire Departments to support the Acord Food Pantry for a Food Drive event hosted at the Hamilton Public Safety Building! The food drive will be held on Saturday September 30th from 10am- 1pm.

Friends of the Arts Community Meeting

Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts will hold our first community meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., in the Local History Room, on the second floor of the Hamilton Wenham Public Library. This month’s faculty guests are Mr. Lease, HWRHS Theatre Teacher and Ferrini Dramatic Center Manager, and Ms. de Lima, MRMS Theater and Public Speaking Teacher. If you love the arts and are looking for a way to get more involved this year, please join us to learn more. We love friendly new faces! For more information, please reach out to

school lunch

Massachusetts has once again approved free school lunches for all students. The first lunch for all students in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District is free during the 23-24 school year.  Students will still need to use the MySchool Bucks account to purchase a second lunch or snacks that are not included with a student lunch.

Free and reduced meal benefits can be applied for at any time during the school year. Applications are available on the HWRSD Nutrition webpage or by contacting the Food Service office at 978-468-0398.

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We currently have many open positions, including a speech and language pathologist, a part-time ESL teacher, custodians, food service workers, administrative assistants, and lunch monitors. If you want to work in an awesome school district or know someone looking for a great job, please contact Alison Cataldo, HR Director.

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Students will embrace curiosity, maximize opportunities to engage diverse perspectives and new insights, and seek appropriate resources to develop confidence, a positive attitude, and enduring beliefs about learning.