is a town of 25,000 people, located ten miles northeast of Boston. Our location at the intersection of routes 93 and 128 (I-95) places us in the perfect location for commuters. For those wishing to take public transportation, there is a commuter rail (operated by the MBTA) with very regular service to Boston. The town has two railway stations.
Wakefield is proud of its educational system. The town has 4 neighborhood elementary schools, a middle school and Wakefield Memorial High School. Elementary testing consistently places our students above the national norm. Kindergarten is mandatory and provided by the town. A major new addition has been made to the Dolbeare Elementary School; the new Woodville elementary school replaced one of the older schools. There are many fine private nursery schools within the town. educates children grades pre-K through 8. The Odyssey Day School is a private, independent day school for children from ages 15 months through sixth grade. A private Catholic girls' high school, , is also located within the town.
As far as recreational opportunities are concerned, our Lake Quannapowitt is the site of both summer and winter sports. The town's Recreation Commission sponsors summer sports workshops. The town also is the home of a yacht club and is a favorite location for wind-surfers, and those who simply enjoy the 3 mile walk around the Lake. The town's numerous playgrounds and parks are the home of well organized junior sports programs ranging from t-ball to soccer to Pop Warner football.
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