Duxbury is the proud home to some of the best public schools in the country, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its residents. The town dedicates large amounts of funding to its school system, helping to ensure all students receive a quality education. The Duxbury Education Foundation was formed in 1989 and is a private organization that orchestrates fundraising and disbursement of funds to programs that will enrich the education of Duxbury students. There are also excellent private schools in Duxbury.
There are multiple preschool and elementary school options for children who are first embarking on their journey of education. There are three Montessori schools in Duxbury. Blue River Montessori School offers small-group learning for children ages 2 through 5. The curriculum includes Spanish and cooking classes as well as healthy snacks and yoga. Elements Montessori caters to children between 2.9 and 6 years old. Elements was voted Wicked Local’s #1 preschool on the South Shore. Bay Farm Montessori Academy serves children ages 12 months to 14 years and focuses heavily on arts.
Duxbury has two public elementary schools to its credit. Chandler School, which serves children from prekindergarten through grade 2 and Alden School, which serves children in grades 3 to 5. After that, children may attend Duxbury Middle School for grades 6 through 8. The middle school is co-located in a brand new, state-of-the-art building with Duxbury High School. There is also a private Christian school in Duxbury, Good Shepherd Christian Academy, which educates students in prekindergarten through grade 8.
Duxbury High School serves students in grades 9 through 12 and has been ranked in Newsweek magazine’s list, Nation’s Top 1200 Public High Schools, in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Home of the Duxbury Dragons, Duxbury High School also has thriving athletic teams for soccer, football, field hockey, and more. The school’s main rivalry in sports is with Marshfield High School.
There are a number of churches and places to worship in Duxbury, offering a range of religious affiliations and various faiths.
Holy Family Parish
Pilgrim Church of Duxbury
First Baptist Church of Duxbury
First Parish Church
High Street United Methodist Church
St. John the Evangelist
St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene
St. Margaret’s Convent
There are also a number of other options within Duxbury and nearby for people of diverse faiths to worship and commune;
New Covenant Fellowship Church
Muslim Families of Duxbury
First Church of Christ, Scientist
The Baha’i Families of Duxbury
Located at 878 Tremont St., Duxbury Town Hall is the place to go for all your permitting and informational needs.
When it comes to disposing of your rubbish and recyclables, the Duxbury Transfer Station and Recycling Center on Mayflower St. is an excellent option. The station is open from 8am-4pm, Wednesday through Sunday and is accessible to those who have purchased a valid sticker from the Town Hall for $25. The station has a designated area for recyclables such as plastic, newspaper, and cans, in addition to areas for leaves and grass, metals, clothing, and propane tanks, to name a few.
The town of Duxbury has a 600,000 kilowatt solar power field on top of its capped landfill behind the transfer station on Mayflower St.
There are several options open to the people of Duxbury when it comes time to bury a loved one. There are also cemeteries and burial places of historic significance. Below are some of the cemeteries located in the town.
Smith Tomb and Weston Tomb
Standish Burial Grounds