Welcome To Rowe Elementary School!



Located in Rowe, Massachusetts, Rowe Elementary School is a Pre-K through 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!

July 8, 2020 Update

The State has recently released guidelines regarding reopening schools safely in the fall. You can find a copy here. The school and Central Office staff will be working this summer to figure out how to bring students back to school with four factors as our guide:

  1. The safety of students and staff
  2. The social-emotional needs of our students
  3. How to support families
  4. How to help students keep learning, no matter what the situation

We have a lot to figure out, but I know that the Rowe staff are the creative and thoughtful people to figure out how to make this work. Updates will be coming over the next few weeks.

If you have thoughts or questions, please be in touch with your calls and emails. I look forward to hearing from you. Please call 413-446-4949 or email me at wknittle@roweschool.org.

SC Agenda 2020.07.16.pdf

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At Rowe Elementary School...

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.

APPRECIATION OF LITERATURE

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

ACADEMIC SKILLS

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

SKILLS FOR LIFE

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

ACCEPTANCE

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