Education and School Information
The Town of Charlton’s school system is part of the larger Dudley-Charlton Regional School District (DCRSD). The District encompasses 7 schools in Charlton and Dudley.  Bay Path is the Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational Technical District.

The Dudley School system is recognized as being one of the finest school systems in Massachusetts.

“The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District believes that decisions in schools should be made in the long-term best interest of the students. That means that we are committed to ensuring a well-rounded education for each student in our district. In addition to challenging and engaging curriculum and instruction, we believe that children should learn to be civil, respectful people, to interact well with others and to be exposed to a wide enough variety of content and activities that a lifelong passion is likely to emerge. Gregg Desto, School Superintendent


57 Old Muggett Hill RoadBayPathlogo
Charlton, MA 01507
P: 508-248-5971
F: 508-248-4747


68 Dudley-Oxford Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Fax: 508-943-1077

Objective School and District Profile

School System Budget and Finances

The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is comprised of the towns Dudley and Charlton in Massachusetts. There are seven schools in total and close to 4,000 students were enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year. The high school is comprised of both towns and each town has three schools to educate grades from preschool to grade 8.

Individual School Locations and Information

Shepherd Hill Regional High School
Grades 9-12
68 Dudley-Oxford Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Mrs. Mary A. Pierangeli, Principal
Phone: 508.943.6700 ~ Fax: 508.943.5956
Shepherd Hill Website

Dudley Middle School
Grades 5-8
70 Dudley-Oxford Road
Dudley, MA 01571
John D. Paire, Principal
Phone: 508-943-2224 ~ Fax: 508-949-0720
Dudley Middle School Website

Charlton Middle School
Grades 5-8
2 Oxford Road
Charlton, MA 01507
Dean W. Packard, Principal
Phone: 508-248-1423 ~ Fax: 508-248-1418

Dudley Elementary School
Grades 2-4
16 School Street
Dudley, MA 01571
Mrs. Terri Caffelle, Principal
Phone: 508-943-3351 ~ Fax: 508-949-3305
Dudley Elementary Website

Heritage School
Grades 2-4
34 Oxford Road
Charlton, Massachusetts
Kathleen Pastore, Principal
Phone: (508) 248-4884 ~ Fax: (508) 248-1109

Mason Road Elementary School
Grades Preschool-1
20 Mason Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Mrs. Theodora Dono, Principal
Phone: 508-943-4312 ~ Fax: 508-949-1005 Mason Road Elementary Website

Charlton Elementary School
Grades Preschool-1
9 Burlingame Road
Charlton, MA 01507
Mrs. Lori Pacheco, Principal
Phone: 508-248-7774 ~ Fax: 508-248-7003

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