Currently headed by Principal Nancy L. Pelletier, Bentley Elementary offers grades K-5 for Salem residents. In…More addition to classes, the school stresses the importance of integrating the arts, technology, reading and science into the everyday lives of students.
Bentley Elementary maintains partnerships with residents, various organizations and businesses in Salem. The school and PTO promote recycling, reading programs that involve community members and participation with various community resources that preserve the arts, history and culture. The school also works with various educational institutions to provide professional development opportunites.
After school programs available include participation with Salem Boy and Girls Club, Salem YMCA and Salem Community Child Care. The school is located along Memorial Drive adjacent to Irzyk Park. Collins Cove Beach and Collins Cove Park/Playground are located nearby as well.
The Salem Early Childhood Center for preschoolers is located within the same facility.
Salem Public Schools is the administrative body for all of Salem's public schools, which include the Early Childhood…More Center, Bentley, Bates, Carlton, Horace Mann, Nathaniel Bowditch, Saltonstall and Witchcraft Heights elementary schools, as well as Collins Middle School and Salem High School. Dr. William Cameron currently serves as superintendent of the district.
Located in the same facility as Bentley Elementary School, the Salem Early Childhood Center offers a formative…More educational experience to preschoolers with special needs. Services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and vision and mobility training. Though the Center is a part of Salem Public Schools, a monthly tuition is required to compensate for the cost of supplies. Students are selected through a screening process with members of the Early Childhood Center staff.
Since 2004, Salem Community Childcare has offered preschool and kindergarten daycare to support the needs of children…More already enrolled in the Salem Early Childcare Center at Bentley Elementary School. Salem Community Childcare specializes in caring for special needs children, as well as at-risk children who qualify for the program through a screening process. Discounts are offered to those who qualify for financial aid and vouchers. The center is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Irzyk Park Lee Fort Ter & Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Dedicated to Salem native Brigadier General Albin Felix Irzyk, who fought in World War II with Gen. Patton, Irzyk Park…More has a unqiue entrance complete with an M60 tank. Beyond it's recognizable entrance, the park is a popular hangout for neighborhood kids and adults. The park is adjacent to the Bentley Elementary School grounds. In addition to a hopscotch area, swings and jungle gym, the Joseph J. Matula Memorial basketball court, a popular locale for evening games, is located within the park.