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Wildwood School is a wonderfully diverse community of approximately 350 students in Kindergarten through grade 6. We strive to create a welcoming culture in our school. School staff work to help each child become her/his personal best in learning and life. We have adopted a project-based approach that integrates the arts into all aspects of learning. Diversity is celebrated through the daily life in the school, as well as in materials chosen, themes studied and festivals held. Wildwood supports a robust program for English Language Learners, which incorporates best practices for children learning a new language. We proudly host a district program for children with intensive special needs (ILC). All students participate in art, music and physical education. Technology is an integral part of learning and students use computers in the computer lab, the library and their classrooms. The library with its new MakerSpace is in many ways the hub of learning in our school. Instrumental lessons, band and orchestra are offered to students in the upper grades. We are fortunate to be a training ground for interns from the five colleges in the Amherst area. Parents are our partners and are closely involved in our school through the School Council, PGO and as “valuable volunteers” in the classrooms. Welcome to Wildwood School!

Policy AC: Commitment to Nondiscrimination and Educational Equity

The Amherst-Pelham Regional District, the Amherst Public Schools, and the Pelham Elementary School do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, homelessness, political party, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment by its programs and activities.

Principal: Allison Estes (EstesA@arps.org)

Assistant Principal: Diane Chamberlain

Main Office: (413) 362-1400 Office Fax: (413) 549-9519

School Hours: 8:10 am – 2:40 pm

Weather Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898

Absence Notification Line: (413) 362-1401

*If you find any issues with our site (broken links or empty pages) please contact Sasha Figueroa at FigueroaS@arps.org. Thank you for your help!

Name and Gender Identity Change Form

If a student’s chosen name, pronouns, and/or gender identity have changed since they were initially registered in the District, please complete this form so we can update the information in our student database. Please note that legal name changes cannot be processed using this form. Click on this box to complete the form.

Our Interim Superintendent Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Doug Slaughter has worked in the Amherst, Pelham and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School districts since 2007, first as Assistant Director and Data Analyst for the Information Systems department. In 2020, Dr. Slaughter was appointed as Director of Finance for the three districts. He began serving the Districts as Interim Superintendent in September 2023.

Dr. Slaughter holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Missouri and a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He holds multiple licenses from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent and School Business Administrator.

Dr. Slaughter lives in Amherst with his family.

Event Calendar

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  • Winter Concert (in the gym)
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  • WWPGO Movie Night
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  • Early Release Day Leave at 12:30
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