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Scott M. Ellis Elementary School

Scott M. Ellis Elementary School

Welcome to Scott M. Ellis Elementary School and the outstanding community of students, parents, and staff which make our school a great place! Our desire is to prepare caring, insightful children who will contribute to our community, country, and the world.

The elementary website provides information about the exciting learning that happens within our school, and the procedures we use to ensure a safe and orderly environment for your children. Parents will also receive a frequent letter from the principal. These letters will celebrate our students' achievements, inform parents of special events within our classrooms, and share materials that parents may find interesting. I encourage parents to engage with these resources as we work in partnership to make the most of each school day, celebrating the diverse perspectives and strengths of our students.

Learning is planned to be engaging and challenging. As a school, we support parents by teaching children to be caring, assertive, responsible/respectful, empathetic, and self-controlled individuals; we use strategies from the Responsive Classroom framework to help us achieve that goal. Our academic curriculum is rigorous and based upon the New York State learning standards. Learning is differentiated for students who find academics a challenge and for those who excel.

As a school, we study the evidence of children's learning to continuously inform our curriculum and teaching practices. Teaching strategies are selected based on creating a love of learning while maintaining a rigorous learning environment.

There is something wonderfully special about Scott M. Ellis Elementary School that can be experienced as you walk through our school. It is the spirit of family, teamwork, and the appreciation that one person can make a tremendous difference in the life of a child and in the world.

Peter Mahan
Elementary Principal


News and Events


Letter from the Principal 2.8.19

Letter from the Principal 12.6.18

Letter from the Principal 11.2.18

Letter from the Principal 10.29.18

Letter from the Principal 10.22.18

Letter from the Principal 10.1.18

2018-2019 Welcome Letter

Mr. Mahan's Internship


Principal's Letter Archive