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All Chester ES Students to Receive Free Breakfast & Lunch Chester cafeteria photo

All students at Chester Elementary School will receive free breakfast and lunch at the school; families do not need to complete a free/reduced application to be eligible. Read more....

Students return August 30 Opening day photo

It's "Back to School" time - read up on the latest updates for the coming school year. Click here to read more.

"Back-to-School" Issue of Breaking News now posted!

Breaking NewsTHE BACK-TO-SCHOOL ISSUE of Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Schools Reopen August 30—and our first article is chock full of information you need!
  • September Calendar Highlights, including a holiday and our first 2-hour early release;
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Chester Elementary School students are all eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school;
  • Special education records of students who graduated in 2010 will be destroyed; (contact us soon if you want to pick them up).
  • Back-To-School Quicklinks to the bus routes, fall sports registration, 2017-18 calendar, lunch menu, free/reduced meals application and Gateway Education Foundation

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!


Vision Statement

The vision of the Chester Elementary School staff is to create a learning environment that fosters respect, encourages curiosity and creates a desire in each child to attain his/her potential and become a confident life-long learner.

Student Registration

New to the district?


If you are moving into Blandford, Chester or Middlefield and your child is entering Kindergarten - Grade 5 they will be attending Chester Elementary School. 

Please click on the link below, print out the enrollment form, complete it and then call 413-685-1360 to make an appointment to finish the registration process. We look forward to you joining our school.
Library Information

Click the link below to access our catalogs from wherever you are.  Kids can now look for books with their parents and decide what they might want to get next on library day.


Explore books available in our elementary school libraries that meet reading expectations named by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the English Language Arts framework:

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