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Prospective Families - what to expect...

The Bernice A. Ray School welcomes all elementary-age children in
Hanover and Etna, NH.

Our teachers and staff members are committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and trusting environment for all children. We offer a balanced and challenging academic program, and a supportive atmosphere for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

Embracing Diversity

The Ray School embraces the diversity of our children: their backgrounds, beliefs, interests and talents. We expect all members of our school community to respect and learn from each other. Holiday activities emphasize a global perspective and reflect the traditions, cultures and religions in our society.

We expect all members of our school community to respect and learn from each other.


In addition to the fundamentals – reading, writing, and math – we seek to expand each child’s interests, reasoning and communication skills. Our children learn to take risks in pursuit of knowledge, and to develop their individual talents.

All members of the school community follow the precepts of our ''Three Rs'' –

2019-20 Pre-Registration Process

In order to facilitate a smooth transition to our school and provide the best academic program for your child, we ask that you follow the simple pre-registration process below.

    1. Complete the 2019-20 New Student Pre-Registration Form.
    2. Provide a copy of student’s birth certificate and proof of residency if not uploaded when filling out the pre-registration form.
    3. Review immunization/physical requirements and provide nurse with information.

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