Principal Welcome


Welcome to Chester-Andover Elementary School!

CAES is a K-6 school of 230 students and 60 staff. This year we have two Kindergarten classrooms, two first grade classrooms and two second grade classrooms. Our upper grade rooms consist of two third grade, two fourth grade and four 5/6 combined classrooms.

All students at CAES attend Library, Music, Physical Education, Art, Guidance and Mindfulness. We have a vibrant Afterschool Program (ASP). The ASP program also runs for a full day for eight weeks during the summer. During the winter students participate in the Winter Sports Program (WSP), which includes skiing, ice-skating, bowling, swimming and a Kindergarten program.

Every other year our 5/6 grade classes attend the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center (KEEC), which is located on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. The week spent at KEEC is a full, active, exciting learning experience. Living away from home with teachers and friends creates a sense of class cohesiveness as well as individual independence.

CAES is recognized as a Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) School of Merit. This means that we have been successfully implementing PBIS with fidelity for over three school years. At Chester-Andover Elementary we are known as the CAES Eagles who SOAR at learning when we are Safe, On Task, Accountable and Respectful. Students start their day with a classroom meeting and we have a school-wide assembly twice a month to celebrate our community and the learning that has occurred.

It is both an honor and a pleasure to be working with the staff, parents and community members of Chester-Andover Elementary School. If you would like to learn more about our school please reach out!

Best wishes,

Joey Blane

CAES Principal