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Welcome to Rowe Elementary School!

Located in Rowe, Massachusetts, Rowe Elementary School is a Prek-6th grade elementary school, that offers exceptional academic, social and emotional education to children from Rowe and the surrounding towns as students of choice. Rowe School is where children come first!

Small class size, supportive classroom environment

Our veteran, caring staff and small class sizes make for an ideal environment for learning for students of all ages and ability levels.

Learning by doing

Our school’s focus on Project Based Learning provides students with inquiry based, hands-on, engaging learning experiences.

Getting outdoors

Between our many field trips, fall hike, Berkshire East ski days and proximity to Pelham Lake Park, students in all grades receive many opportunities to learn through interaction with the world around them.

Latest News

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The last day of skiing is Thursday, January 24. Please have your student to school on time if they are taking the bus to Berkshire East. If you are bringing them to the mountain, there will be staff there to supervise students as of 8:30. The bus will leave Berkshire East at 2:30. Dismissal is at the usual time. Thanks in advance to everyone who is chaperoning skiers.
Friday, January 25 is our Pot Luck Dinner, Movie Night, and Sleepover. Look for details coming home Friday (K-6) or Monday (PreK) with your student. All are welcome for some or all of it, whatever works for your family’s schedule.
The school day starts at 8:20, students are welcome at the school after 7:30 (there will be adult supervision). Breakfast is served from 8:05-8:20, we say the Pledge at 8:20, and students are in classrooms by 8:25. Students who arrive after 8:25 will be marked tardy. Being in class on time helps the students start the day on the right foot, academically and socially, so please do everything you can to have your students here on time. Thank you in advance.
Also check the calendar section on the main page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of events for the school.
Email wknittle@roweschool.org or llaffond@roweschool.org if you have any questions. Check the website for schedules and updates.

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Our Teaching Philosophy

We trust in a student’s innate desire to learn, given a supportive and stimulating environment.

We view teachers as resources who nurture this desire. In an educationally positive environment, children are challenged optimally to think for themselves, accept responsibility for their learning, and be involved in decision-making. We hope that as a result, the student will become a self-disciplined, self-directed, and creative learner with a positive, realistic self-concept.

Teachers as resources will provide feedback and support, a wide scope of experiences and opportunities, social and emotional strategies for coping, and the tools to become continuous learners.

Ultimately, all educational efforts are directed towards developing a respect for the rights, dignity, and opinions of others, as well as an ability to function effectively and productively in society.


Rowe students will read, and learn to listen, with understanding, developing an appreciation of literature and reading for enjoyment.


Rowe students will develop skills necessary to read and listen with understanding, express themselves clearly and correctly in both speaking and writing, develop competent mathematic skills, an understanding and appreciation of the arts, a basic knowledge of scientific concepts, and skills and attitudes that promote physical health


Rowe students will learn, with support, to make intelligent decisions, assume responsibility and independence, and appreciate people and their cultures, past and present.


Rowe students will learn to respect individual differences and the rights of others