About West Bridgewater


West Bridgewater is a small community in Southeastern Massachusetts, located 30 miles south of Boston. In 2022, West Bridgewater celebrated its 200th Birthday


There are 22 historial assets in West Bridgewater including an exceptional tradition in public education. Local pride includes the First Parish, the Town Meeting House, the War Memorial Park, and the Drury Bell to mention a few.


Howard Seminary, the first High school replacing the single and double room school houses, was built in 1875. Soon after the Public Library opened in 1879. In 1952, the Second High school was built replacing the Howard High School which had burned down in 1949. The current High School was completed in 2015


A student-led Heritage committee was formed working with administration, town historians, and the history department to showcase and to preserve the proud education traditions in WB. Inside the current high school there is a retro room with artifacts from the old schools, the Oakley Tower, and a hickey stone with a Time Capsule near the entrance of the school.