John Alden and Myles Standish were among the first settlers in Duxbury way back in the early 1600’s. Initially a farming community, Duxbury gained world renown status in the 18th century for the fine ships built there. Later, fishing became a major industry.
Today, after more than three centuries as a relatively quiet summer community, Duxbury is thriving. The spectacular harbor, the beautiful 5 mile long sandy peninsula, the sea captains homes and other fine colonial homes that line Washington Street, all add to the special charm of the authentic New England colonial town.
Duxbury Maritime Academy provides an enduring love and appreciation of the sea. The school system, on a 75 acre campus, is rated excellent, town services and programs are varied and comprehensive, and town planning and develop-ment has been thoughtful and effective as evidenced by the quality of new homes and new home areas in town.
Duxbury is truly an enchanting town that offers a most pleasant and satisfying way of life. A place that anyone would love to call home.
Duxbury Public Schools
Chandler Elementary (781) 934-7680
Alden Elementary (781) 934-7630
Duxbury Middle (781) 934-7640
Duxbury High (781) 934-7650
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