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West Harwich is located in Cape Cod
West Harwich
West Harwich
Location in Cape Cod
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Town Harwich
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
02671
Area code(s) 508
GNIS feature ID 616014

West Harwich is a village in the town of Harwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, United States. West Harwich makes most of the population in the Northwest Harwich Census-designated place.

Geography and demographics

West Harwich is in the Northwest Harwich CDP. It is located on Massachusetts Route 28, a major route on Cape Cod and Massachusetts. In the summer West Harwich is a vacation area. In the other seasons West Harwich is still very populated.

Education

Harwich's schools are part of the Monomoy Regional School District. Harwich Elementary School serves students from pre-school through fourth grade, Monomoy Regional Middle School which serves both Harwich and neighboring town, Chatham. This middle school serves grades 5–7, and Monomoy Regional High School serves grades 8–12 for both Harwich and Chatham. Monomoy's teams are known as the Sharks. Harwich is known for its excellent boys basketball, girls basketball, girls field hockey, softball and baseball teams.

The Lighthouse Charter School is located in East Harwich in the former home of the Harwich Cinema.

Harwich is the site of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, a grades 9–12 high school which serves most of Cape Cod. The town is also home to Holy Trinity PreSchool, a Catholic pre-school which serves pre-kindergarten in West Harwich.[22]

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