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The Bernice A. Ray School welcomes all elementary-age children in Hanover and Etna, NH. Our teachers and staff members are committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and trusting environment for all children. We offer a balanced and challenging academic program, and a supportive atmosphere for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

In addition to the fundamentals – reading, writing, and math – we seek to expand each child’s interests, reasoning and communication skills. Our children learn to take risks in pursuit of knowledge, and to develop their individual talents. All members of the school community follow the precepts of our ”Three Rs” – Rights, Respect, Responsibility.

The Ray School embraces the diversity of our children: their backgrounds, beliefs, interests and talents. We expect all members of our school community to respect and learn from each other. Holiday activities emphasize a global perspective and reflect the traditions, cultures and religions in our society.

The educational, social, and emotional growth of each child is our prime concern, and we actively encourage our students to become responsible and contributing members of the community. This handbook has been prepared to help parents understand how things work at the Ray School. Please share information with us that you feel would help us serve your child’s needs, and contact us whenever you have questions or concerns you would like to discuss.