The Essex Fells School is a very special public elementary school enrolling students in preschool through the sixth grades. Students enjoy small classes and a total school population of approximately two hundred and sixty.
The size of the school is a wonderful asset as it allows a strong sense of community and offers teachers and students many opportunities to form bonds of collegiality, identification and support. It also supports the concept that every adult in the school is responsible for every child.
The comparatively small faculty is also a benefit. The faculty as a whole are the decision making body on all questions of teaching and learning. Teachers find it easy to share experiences and act consistently across students' entire academic program. The combined efforts of the staff work to support a student centered approach to education.
Essex Fells teachers are encouraged to try new ideas, to work collaboratively with colleagues, and to participate fully in all aspects of schooling.