Gorham is a community situated approximately 10 miles from downtown Portland, and is home to the University of Southern Maine. From the early days of regular trolley and train connections to present day residential and industrial growth, Gorham remains a vital community in what is now an economic center for the State and the broader region. As the Portland economy continues to expand westward, Gorham is emerging as one of the most valued areas in which to live and work. The Gorham School Department consists of Great Falls School (K-5), Village School (K-5), Narragansett School (K-5), Gorham Middle School (6-8) and GHS (9-12).
Narragansett School opened in 1981. Over the years, various grade levels have been served, and our current configuration as of 2011-2012 is kindergarten through fifth grades.
Kindergarten is half-day, and the AM/PM session assignments are based upon the location of the student’s home.
The Town of Gorham provides a child care program for kindergarten students called KinderCamp. For information about this program or fees, please call the Gorham Rec Department 749-5381. The town also provides a comprehensive recreation program. You’ll find more information on their website or call 222-1630.
We know the importance of building solid foundations in literacy and numeracy. We have raised our academic expectations, and are implementing the adopted district programs in Everyday Math and Reading Street in grades K-5.
We have an active parent group, called Partners in Education (PIE). This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. All are welcome!
The school day is from 9:00 to 3:00. Kindergarten times are 9:00 – 11:30 for AM and 12:30 – 3:00 for PM. School is in session for 175 student days. Teachers work additional days for parent-teacher conferences held each fall and spring, and for professional development.
All schools in Gorham teach to the Code of Conduct. The values in the Code are: Respect, Responsibility, Courage, Compassion and Honesty.