Sudbury is a suburban town located 20 miles west of Boston in the high technology area of Massachusetts between Routes 128 and 495. The Town's continuing growth reflects its attractiveness. Many of its citizens are employed in technology, medicine, education, law, consulting and finance. Sudbury has excellent residential, educational, shopping and recreational facilities to serve its 18,000 residents. Recreational facilities include tennis and basketball courts, town swimming pool, horseback and hiking trails, and many baseball, softball and soccer fields. There are many opportunities for children to participate in town sports and enrichment programs. There are houses of worship representing many faiths within the town.
Sudbury was settled in 1638 and is one of the oldest towns in New England. The town is proud to its claim as having the longest continuous running town meeting form of government in the country. It has many undeveloped acres which gives it a pastoral charm and graciousness. The town is fortunate in having a number of historic buildings, the most famous of which is the Wayside Inn, build in 1704 and used as the setting for Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn.
Sudbury Public Schools (SPS) serves the preK-grade 8 student population in town. It includes four (4) elementary schools (grades preK-5), and one middle school (grades 6-8). SPS is a quasi-autonomous department of the Town of Sudbury with a five member elected school committee. Most high school age students attend Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School District which is located in Sudbury and serves the Towns of Sudbury and Lincoln. As a regional district, LS is independent from SPS, is governed by a 6 member school committee and is led by a superintendent/principal. Both SPS and LS are high performing districts and enjoy a strong reputation for excellence and quality.
SPS students are some of the highest performing students in the state as measured by such indicators as MCAS, music, math, science and geography competitions, and Destination Imagination. The performance each year by the Curtis Middle School Theatre Troup is one of most highly regarded middle school performances in the state. Our students also distinguish themselves in athletics, community service and volunteerism.
SPS is a long-time participant in the METCO voluntary desegregation program. We enroll approximately 65 students from Boston each year. These students are considered SPS students who happen to live in Boston, not Boston students who attend Sudbury schools.
The hallmark of the SPS culture is collaboration. With all stakeholders working together and sharing ownership of the important commitment we have to ensuring the success of each student in our schools, the results have been impressive. The parties in collective bargaining in the district continue to follow the tenets of the Interest-Based Bargaining protocol. Parents are viewed as partners in our efforts and are encouraged to actively participate. School Committee members clearly understand their role as policy makers in the district, but are the first to ask "what can I do to make this happen?"
The vision at SPS for the last eight years has been to improve on the excellence that exists in every aspect of the system. We celebrate our successes, but strive for continuous improvement knowing that in the rapidly changing world in which our students will live and compete, status quo is falling behind. We understand the high expectations that society, our community and our parents have for SPS; these are only exceeded by the expectations of the staff for their students and themselves.
Sudbury Public Schools ~ 40 Fairbank Road ~ Sudbury, MA 01776ph: 978-443-1058 ~ fax: 978-443-9001Office hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm