About Us

The Center School is located at the center of town at 403 Great Rd. in Stow, Massachusetts. The total enrollment during the 2022-2023 school year reached 496 students. There are 37 classrooms and 77 staff members. Our class size varies from 18 to 24 depending upon the grade. We provide a strong academic program featuring high expectations and current educational practices which enable students to maximize their individual potential and become valuable citizens in our community.

The Center School offers a diverse learning opportunity to each child varying from regular and special education to after school assistance, and band/music opportunities. Our core and related arts curricula are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core Standards, offering instruction for all students. The programs are based on the most current research, data, and current thinking in the field of education. We are continuously developing and refining a wide repertoire of skills for teaching and assessing our learners. Data is analyzed and informs instructional decisions for all students, allowing us to maximize their learning potential.

We are proud to have parents who are actively involved in the education of their children and who assist the school in many ways. We have a committed PTO and School Council. We believe that successful schools have strong partnerships with parents and the community.

School Improvement Plan

School Hours

Full Day K-5

Early Release K-5

Morning Preschool 

Afternoon Preschool

Full Day Preschool 

8:35 to 3:05

8:35 to 12:15

8:45 to 11:15

11:45 to 2:15

8:45 to 2:15