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 About Hunnewell

As one of seven elementary schools in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Hunnewell serves a community of approximately 220 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Hunnewell supports a rigorous academic program that emphasizes hard work, joyful engagement, social responsibility, and authentic relationships.  

Hunnewell both supports the district identity and forges its own culture as a distinct subset of the larger educational community. As such, we have made progress on affective school goals around childhood resilience, gender and racial equity, positive group and individual behavior, creativity, environmental stewardship, and intellectual curiosity.

With an outstanding professional staff and actively engaged and generous parents, Hunnewell is a thriving and dynamic community committed to the success of our students as capable learners and caring citizens. 

CARE Values

Hunnewell's core values are represented by the acronym CARE.

C: Community

A: Acceptance

R: Respect

E: Effort toward excellence

These values are nurtured by school-wide expectations that underscore diversity of opinion and experience, tenacity, open and honest communication, respectful behavior, and artistic expression.


Originally constructed on Central Street in 1870, Hunnewell Elementary School relocated to its current location on Cameron Street in 1938. After faithfully serving the community for 85 years, the Hunnewell school building was razed and meticulously rebuilt. In February 2024, Hunnewell proudly reopened its doors to welcome students into its state-of-the-art facilities.

The new 76,500 square foot Hunnewell School boasts modern amenities, including a STEAM Lab, outdoor classroom, Gymnasium fit to serve the community, and dedicated spaces for Art, Music, and Media Centers to support a wide range of student needs and interests.