School is a Pre-K through grade 6 elementary school situated on US Rt 2 in the Town of Canaan. It
is just up the street from Canaan Family Restaurant, Canaan’s
best restaurant. There are approximately 250 students attending Canaan
School and the student teacher ratio is approximately 16:1. Canaan is part
of MSAD#54; Skowhegan,Norridgewock, Cornville, Smithfield and Mercer are the
remaining towns in the District. They have 23 members on the school board. This
is the largest school board east of the Mississippi.
We are dedicated to excellence at Canaan School. We offer many programs
to enrich our students’ education such as The Responsive Classroom, 2nd
Step Program, Gifted and Talented Art and Math, Title I, Reading Recovery and
Wilson Reading. We recognized student achievement through monthly “Student
of the month” awards and citizenship awards. Each quarter we recognize
the students who have achieved the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll.
Canaan was settled in 1770 and incorporated June 18, 1788 as Canaan, Lincoln
County, District of Maine, and State of Massachusetts. It became part of
Kennebec County when that division was set off from Lincoln County Feb. 20, 1799,
only to be included in Somerset County March 1, 1809. They lost a section
to form the Town of Bloomfield Feb. 5, 1814; becoming part of the State of Maine
in 1820, only to have its’ western part set off Feb. 5, 1823 to form
the Town of Milburn. Milburn became Skowhegan on March 25, 1836 and on
March 4, 1836 Bloomfield was annexed to Skowhegan and Canaan became its’ modern
Canaan has evolved into a warm friendly town. From 1798 – 1823
it emerged from three towns, after being part of three counties and two States. Canaan
has a rich, interesting history.
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