Hancock Central School is a rural public school for grades Pre-K-6 surrounded by natural beauty. The school is central to the community, and parents are actively involved in many aspects of the school. The community is also involved in much that we do, including bottle drives to fund special school programs and the Thanksgiving meal the school prepares and serves to the elderly population of Hancock. The student body is made up of approximately 40 students. All classrooms except for the sixth grade classroom contain two grade levels, and each room is given the name of a precious stone (e.g. the Ruby Room). Hancock school also has a Pre-K classroom called “Cricket Cove.”
What makes us special?
* We have a faculty and staff that are dedicated in providing the best possible education for children.
* We offer small class sizes with a teacher and paraprofessional who provide individual attention to our students.
* We offer a curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core Standards that were adopted by the State of Massachusetts. We use the Houghton Mifflin math program, and Fundations, a phonics program.
* After-school care is available until 5:00pm each day.
* There is an annual art show and an all-school musical in the spring.
* Our students have access to laptop computers and wireless Internet.
* Monday through Thursday Homework Club is available from 2:30-3:30.
* We have a Student Council, which is composed of two elected students from each classroom. The student government forum allows students to develop ideas to foster community, enrichment, and fun.
* The entire staff discusses every student during professional development days. During this “child study,” we decide on goals for each student and work together to help facilitate learning for all of our students.
* We offer several extra-curricular activities such as: after-school floor hockey, skiing, robotics, wrestling, and drama club.
* HOPE (our parent group) is very active . They support and/or organize the Halloween Harvest celebration, the Thanksgiving dinner, community holiday gift baskets, school calendars, field trips, cultural enrichment opportunities, unplugged week activities, and our graduation celebration. They are an important group at our school, and anyone is welcome to join in and participate. Meetings are generally the first Monday of every month at 6:00. The group’s major fundraiser is our bottle drives. Thanks to all who participate and help with these after school events.
* We offer a week of summer activities that includes crafts, educational projects, and trips to a local swimming venue. “Castle Fun,” scheduled in July, welcomes all our students back for summer fun at school.
* Although our school doesn’t provide a hot lunch program, we do Pizza Fridays every week for $1.50 per slice. We also offer choice of white or chocolate milk for $0.25, juice for $.25 and a bottle of water for $.30.