The Dedham Public School system serves students from Pre-K through 12th grade. It is the oldest public school system in the United States, and it currently operates seven schools. The Early Childhood Education Center housed at the Capen School serves students in pre-school and kindergarten. There are four neighborhood elementary schools: Avery, Greenlodge, Oakdale, and Riverdale. All four elementary schools feed into Dedham Middle School which houses grades six, seven, and eight, and Dedham High School serves students in grades 9 through 12.