About Us

Welcome to Pownal Elementary School!  

PES is a PK-5 school. Our middle school students attend Freeport Middle School, and our high school students attend Freeport High School.

Our school day starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:15.

All students are well known by staff with one class per grade, small class sizes and a total school population of around 120 students. Kindergarten through fifth grades attend full time. Prekindergarten students attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A limit of 16 students can attend our prekindergarten program.  In addition to the core subject areas, students also receive instruction in STEM, art, music, guidance, physical education,and library.

We take pride in the joyous, positive climate at PES. Students work together to be safe, respectful, responsible learners. They are recognized with a positive behavior incentive plan called Paws for Applause. Students can earn paws when an adult notices that they're doing something to positively impact our school community. After the entire school has earned 300 paws, we celebrate together!

We are supported by Impact, our very active parent volunteer organization. In addition to volunteering and fundraising, Impact supports many enrichment activities. This includes a whole school field trip to a cultural event, author visits, student scholarships to after school activities, and helping to fund the Freedom Trail trip for our 5th graders each spring.

PES is a happy place to learn and work!

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