Built in the 1960s, the Charlotte A. Dunning Elementary School was originally the Frost Street Elementary School. The…More elementary school was renamed in 1965 for Charlotte Alyosia Dunning for her years of service to Framingham.
Framingham Public Schools currently allow school choice among elementary schools. The school has an English as a Second Language program. About one-third of the students do not consider English as their first language.
Dunning Elementary holds an annual art and author night. The school's principal is Kimberly Taylor.
Dunning Elementary also has an active PTO, including its popular Fun Fair in the spring, a family night and a game night. The PTO meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the school cafeteria; it provides babysitting in the library for children age 3 and older at its meetings.
The YMCA offers an after-care program on-site, for an additional fee.
Walsh Middle School is one of three middle schools in the Framingham Public Schools. At this time, Barbieri, Dunning…More and Hemenway elementary schools feed into Walsh Middle School. The school's mascot is the Wildcats, and the school colors are maroon and gold. Teresa Carney serves as principal.