Principal's Notes

Welcome to the Northfield Elementary School website. This website has been designed to provide you with an overview of our school as well as offer some detailed information including upcoming events, forms, newsletters, etc. We hope you find this information useful.

Northfield Elementary School currently welcomes approximately 190 students from preschool to sixth grade. Our students enjoy a rich academic program that includes updated standards based curriculum, dedicated teachers and staff, and enriching art programs. We strive to provide a nurturing environment where all students feel valued. Families play a critical role in supporting students’ educational experiences. My belief is that all children can learn and grow when provided a safe learning environment in which adults and students respect each other’s unique qualities.

We are incredibly fortunate to have such an active and dedicated Parent Teacher Organization and would like to encourage all members of our community to participate in any way you can. The fundraising efforts of the PTO continue to provide our students with many enriching programs as well as contribute to improvements for our school and playground. Please see the NES PTO website for more information.

Communication is essential to the success of any school so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions: or 413-498-5842 x101.

Megan Desmarais, Principal

A Peek at Our School

Northfield Elementary School Vision Statement 

Our vision at Northfield Elementary School is to introduce our students to the life-long pursuit of knowledge in a caring, safe, and challenging environment responsive to children's learning abilities and needs; and encouraging students to reach their fullest potential.


Wed. 8/29First Day of School for grades 1-6  
Fri. 8/31Full Day of School
Mon. 9/3Labor Day - No School
Thurs. 9/6First Day of School for PreK and K
Fri. 9/7Full Day of School
Fri. 9/14    Early Release Fridays begin - 1:45 dismissal
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General Information

2017-2018 School Hours:
8:55am - 3:10pm

Pioneer Valley Regional School District
97 F. Sumner Turner Rd.
Northfield, MA 01360
Bernardston ~ Leyden 
Northfield ~ Warwick
 The Pioneer Valley Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.