Principal's Welcome

Dear Conant Community,

As a parent and life-long learner, I understand the critical role parents/guardians and educators play in nurturing the whole child. We share the responsibility of fostering independent, open-minded learners who are connected to the world around them. I am proud to be an integral part of this supportive community.

The mission of Conant Elementary is to foster inquiry and innovation while preparing students to be active citizens and participants in a global community. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme student profile attributes listed in the picture above fit perfectly with Conant's mission and my vision as the school's leader. As a school community we believe students have the ability to be self-directed learners. We promote the active participation of students by providing the tools and avenues for students to be architects of their learning pathways.

Our teachers and staff are committed to providing a comprehensive program that successfully addresses the safety and instruction of each individual child. Creating a positive atmosphere by encouraging and matching our students' enthusiasm is important to me, and is a central factor in your child's success.

I believe that the elementary school years are the most pivotal in a child's educational career; I am honored to be able to lead this school community and enhance the experience for each and every child.


Nicholas A. Russo, Ed.S.