Upcoming Events

SES is currently accepting school choice applications for students entering the 1st grade in the 2016-17 school year. Click here for an application.

PLEASE take this very quick homework survey (click here)

Resources regarding homework:

Washington Post Article Edutopia Article

NEA Article


January 20, 2017

Dear Moose,

I find that I have a bit of writer's block for this RTN. I am thankful to come to school and spend time with our thoughtful and funny students and kind and talented teachers. I am super proud of the learning and experiences that our school community provides. I am grateful for the love and support I see adults and children showing each other. Thanks to everyone who helps make this little school the wonderful place it is.

Looking ahead:

- Jan 24- 6th Grade field trip to Smith Botanic Gardens

- Jan 27- PTO Benefit Dinner at the SAC 6:00-8:00 pm

- Feb 3- Author Molly Burnham visits  SES for grades 3-6

- Feb 7- School Council public forum on homework 3:45-4:45 pm

- Report cards February 17th

- February 20-24th February vacation

The School Council is examining Homework at SES in the hopes of updating our protocols around it. A letter was sent earlier today with a request for feedback regarding homework and a date of a public forum hosted by the School Council . Please consider taking the survey. It should take 3 minutes to complete! We have attached the letter to this RTN for your reference. You can access the survey and some reading resources on the front page of our website ( Thank you for your help!


"Your voice can change the world". ~Barack Obama

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About Us

Shutesbury Elementary School (SES) serves elementary age children in the town of Shutesbury. As the only school in town, SES is the focal point for accommodating 134 children from Preschool to Grade 6.

SES is a dynamic learning community. Its mission is to lay foundations in the many critical areas of our children's education. We strive to nurture each child's curiosity, growth, and development, and to foster a lifelong love of learning.


Shutesbury Elementary School

  • 23 West Pelham Road, Shutesbury MA 01072

  • Phone: 1-413-259-1212
  • Fax: 1-413-259-1531