19 Main Street Bennington, NH 03442

Tel: (603) 588-2131

Hours: 8:40 AM - 3:25 PM

Related Contacts

Bus Company Tel: (603) 924-9211

District Administration

SAU #1 106 Hancock Road Peterborough, NH 03458

Tel: (603) 924-3336 Fax: (603) 924-6707

Learning Environment

Pierce School seeks to provide a safe, supportive, and individualized learning environment where students of different ages and abilities thrive, reaching their full potential as learners.

Teachers deliver research-based instruction through an instructional framework called, a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). This instructional and behavioral framework provides each student with the help and support he or she needs to meet grade level expectations outlined in New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Standards.

Student learning experiences include a rich mix of whole group instruction, small group instruction, differentiated learning centers, and independent work.

Family Involvement

Pierce believes that students are most successful when there is a strong home/school connection. Pierce has focused on strengthening these relationships through well-attended family and community information evenings, increased communication and whole community events, and the development of partnerships with community resources. Parents work as an integral part of a team with the FES teachers to give all children many opportunities and supports that make their total experience at FES rich and full of lifelong learning.

Pierce School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is active and meets at Pierce School each month. Committed to enriching the experiences offered to students attending Pierce School, the PTO supports Pierce School students with numerous fundraising events and activities, winter wonderland experience at the Barbara C. Harris Center, literacy nights, family fun nights, Field Day, and their valuable time. Each year the PTO provides funding for additional field trips, expert visitors, clubs and activities above and beyond our general curriculum.

Community Connection

Pierce School’s location supports walking field trips to the GEP Dodge Library, the Bennington Fire Department, the Historical Society and the Bruce Edes Forest. The school is fortunate to have a community that is very connected to the elementary school. For example, Pierce School’s Emergency Management Committee, which meets monthly, includes representatives from the Bennington Fire Department, the Bennington Police Department, the Bennington Emergency Management Department, and the larger community of Bennington. The Pierce School building also serves as an important meeting place for town members. Pierce School is also the host site for monthly community suppers, where hundreds of community members are served dinner by various organizations free of charge throughout the year.