Newfields Elementary School
David Foster, Principal
9 Piscassic Road
Newfields, NH 03856
School Hours: 8:40am - 3:00pm
Welcome to Newfields Elementary School, serving Newfields, NH since 1907. Located on Route 87, 9 Piscassic Road in Newfields NH, NES is a community elementary school serving approximately 125 children from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
If there is specific information you would like, please contact David Foster, principal, or Jane Johnson, school secretary, either by email or by calling (603) 772-5555.
Parents of new students, please contact the office at the number above. More information can be found in the Student Info section of this site.
The Newfields School Board Members include:
Bus schedules will be delayed two hours for all concerned and schools will close at the usual time.
Radio and TV Announcements will be made announcing a school closing or a school delay. A school DELAY may be updated to a CLOSING. Therefore, continue to listen to media announcements.
The following media stations are notified of school cancellations and delayed openings:
How are school closings/delays determined? See SAU 16 District FAQ for more information.
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Welcome to the school life section of the NES website. In this section you will find information about all aspects of school life. Our school wide expectations are: Have fun! Challenge Yourself! Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Take Care of Each Other!
This is Newfields Elementary School. The original two-story academy was built in 1854, but burned down in January 1907. On November 13, 1907, the new two-room school house opened, and eventually replaced school houses in various locations throughout town going back as far as 1703. (Read more about Newfields school history in the History of Newfields, New Hampshire, by James Hill Fitts, available at the Town Library). The current school is comprised of the original building plus four additions which added a library, multi-purpose room and brought the number of classrooms up to its current total of 11.
Newfields Elementary School Vision
NES vision is to empower our students to become compassionate, confident, and critical learners of tomorrow with an inner resiliency to serve others. (June 7, 2016)
Newfields Elementary School Mission
The mission of the Newfields Elementary School is to encourage academic excellence in a nurturing environment where all individuals are valued intellectually, emotionally, artistically, socially and physically and are empowered to develop to their maximum potential so that they can make contributions to the global community.
Newfields Elementary School Overview
Newfields Elementary School is a small elementary school located in the Southeastern New Hampshire Seacoast area. We are situated about 20 minutes southwest of Portsmouth and 10 minutes northeast of Exeter. We are a member of School Administrative Unit (SAU) #16 which is made up of the communities of Exeter, East Kingston, Kensington, Stratham, Newfields and Brentwood.
Newfields Elementary School is governed by a three member School Board and Kate Segal, the principal of NES. Information about the school board, contact information, meeting agenda and minutes, board policies and other information is available on the SAU 16 website.
Currently Newfields Elementary School has six grades (K-5). We have one or two classes per grade and approximately 16 students in each room. We have a staff of 40 servicing about 135 students. Our exiting students attend the Exeter Region Cooperative School District schools.
Historically, Newfields has maintained a strong sense of independence from its much larger and, at times, more influential neighbors in Portsmouth, Newmarket, Dover and Exeter. Originally, Newfields was part of Exeter, but broke off in 1727 with Newmarket, remaining part of that town until 1849 when the residents voted for independence and incorporated as South Newmarket. In 1895, the citizens renamed their town to take advantage of the terms of the will of Dr. John Brodhead, who left seed money for a library to the town on the condition that its name legally be changed to Newfields. It is this strong sense of independence and community that makes Newfields Elementary School stand out.
Map & Directions
Directions to Newfields Elementary:
- Take Route 101 East/West to Route 85 Exit #10.
- Take Route 85 North for 4 miles.
- Turn left onto Route 87 and school is on the left, just after the Fire Station.
NES School Goals
Newfields Elementary School
School Goals for 2016-2017
In the coming year, our priority initiatives are summed up in the following goals. Together we will:
1. Promote, model, and communicate positive school culture thorugh the use of increased, consistent Professional Learning Communities, resulting in increased student learning.
2. Provide structures to design & implement Project Based Learning Units in k-5th grade classrooms and Targted Instruction, which offer student choice, ownership & goal setting, resulting in increased student learning.
These goals will assist us in meeting the Competency Based Education SAU16 vision for each graduate to demonstrate engaged learning and citizenship through the ability to solve problems independently and collaboratively with perseverance and resilience, and communicate solutions with confidence and empathy. (July 2016)