Bessie Buker Elementary School is the only elementary school in Wenham and it serves Hamilton and Wenham students in…More grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
In addition to two classes each for grades 1-5, the school's 12 classrooms are also home to both half-day and full-day kindergarten classes.
Students at the school perform above average on standardized tests.
The school's staff and administration are guided by several mottos, including ""We Care for Ourselves, Other People and Our Environment," "Educating the Whole Child," "All Children Can and Will Learn" and "Excellence in Teaching and Leading."
The school is located on a small street that's closed to through traffic during school hours.
The school also typically hosts Wenham's town meetings. The gym and multi-purpose room are often used for other large community gatherings and events. The central office for the Hamilton-Wenham School District is located in a separate building adjacent to the Buker School.