About NCES

North Canaan Elementary School, set in the beautiful, rural Litchfield Hills at the foot of the Berkshires, is a small PreK through grade Eight school. North Canaan is part of the Region One school system, which includes the towns of Canaan (Falls Village), Sharon, Salisbury, Cornwall, Kent, and North Canaan. Each of the towns has an elementary school and supports Housatonic Valley Regional High School, where a majority of students from the six towns go to high school.

Each pre-kindergarten through fourth grade class has one teacher who is responsible for the teaching of basic subjects. Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish are taught by individual teachers in grades five through eight. Art, music, physical education, computer, and library skills are taught at all grade levels by specialists in those disciplines.

Individual education programs for pupils with special learning needs are provided by the Region One Pupil Services Center.

The school participates in the National School Lunch Program and offers a nutritious lunch with options and a salad bar daily. Please consult the school lunch page.

Useful information regarding North Canaan Elementary School:  

  • Enrollment: 280 (October 2014) 
  • Population of the town: 3,350
  • Number of Faculty:  35 (Includes Special Subject teachers, Special Education teachers,Title One teachers, and a librarian) 
  • The school also has on staff one school psychologist and one counselor. Both are full time. 
  • Average class size: 15
  • Number of teachers holding a B.A.:3, number with an M.A.: 27, number with a Sixth Year Degree:  5
  • Average Number of Years of Experience: 15.2

      Follow this link to explore North Canaan Elementary School’s Strategic School Profile which includes comprehensive school data: