Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:45am - 4:00pm
(603) 887-3621

School Description
Chester Academy is a K-8 grade school of 520 students, located 20 miles east of Manchester. The school serves students from the small, rural town of Chester and in fact is the only school in town. Chester Academy students attend Pinkerton Academy High School in Derry, New Hampshire.

As educational leaders of our community, the Chester School District assures that all students acquire knowledge and develop skills and work habits that enable them to compete successfully in a diverse, global community.

This mission is best accomplished when all school personnel recognize and address the individual needs of all students, maintain challenging expectations for the students, create a positive climate, ensure a safe and orderly school environment, monitor student progress on a frequent basis, and promote effective school-community involvement.

Leslie Leahy

I have spent 35 years working with children either in counseling or in education. I love the moments when they make connections and begin learning independently. Seeing them happy, learning, and excited inspires me, makes my job worthwhile, and pushes me to do more. Watching teachers encouraging and inspiring students reminds me of why I loved teaching.

Karen Lacroix
Assistant Principal

About 25 years ago, I decided to change professions and become a science teacher. This decision has given me the privilege to meet many inspirational teachers, supportive and involved parents, and hard-working, driven students. Without a doubt, education truly is a rewarding career. Seeing the growth and development of the students from first through eighth grade is extremely gratifying, but being a part of their growth on a daily basis is priceless!