Bernardston Elementary School

Serving the Communities of Bernardston & Leyden

Dear Families of Bernardston Elementary School,

I am excited to start off the 2020-2021 school year at Bernardston Elementary School (BES). At BES we have an impeccable group of staff members who give 110% to support not only their students but each other. We are working hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and part of the school community. BES staff have provided a warm welcome to myself and all of the new staff who came over from Pearl Rhodes Elementary School. Together we are forming a stronger network of educators. Everyone has worked tirelessly to get ready for this upcoming school year.


Dr. Kelly Carriere, Principal

Kindergarten Registration Night

Tuesday, March 16th

5:30-7:00 PM

Bernardston Elementary School- Front Entrance

Please park in the parking lot and you will be greeted at the main entrance (masks must be worn on school grounds)

If your child will be 5 years of age by September 1, 2021, please join us on March 16th to pick up kindergarten registration materials.


In order to receive a registration packet, you will need to bring:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate

  • Proof of residency (ex: utility bill)

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask questions about the registration process

  • Meet the principal and administrative assistant

If you cannot make this evening please call or email

Kathy Laraway, Administrative Assistant to schedule an alternative time.

(413) 648-9356 or