school is named for William H. Rowe, who was born on a farm in Yarmouth
in 1882, the child of Mary Jane and Charles Rowe. For much of his life,
he lived in his grandparents' home on Bridge Street with his wife
Anna. He attended Colby College and later owned a pharmacy on Main
Street. William Rowe authored books on shipbuilding and on the history
of Yarmouth. Active in the community, he served on the Yarmouth School
Committee. At the time of his death, Mr. Rowe was the town clerk and had
been for 39 years. William H. Rowe died in 1955, but his legacy lives
on in this beautiful school that carries his name.
H. Rowe School opened in September 2003, replacing the old 1950's Rowe
School. Rowe School serves kindergarten and first grade children. We
are extremely fortunate to have such a beautiful facility designed
especially for our work with young children.
outstanding teachers have extensive knowledge and experience in early
childhood education and have used state and national standards in
mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and unified arts to
determine what children should know and be able to do when they leave
our school. All of our instruction, assessment, and reporting strategies
reflect these learning results. The Math, Writing, and Reading Continua
allow teachers to help parents understand their children's progress in
learning. In addition to our academics, the entire school works on four
core values--"Safe, Kind, Helpful, and Polite." We are frequently
referred to as the "Safe, Kind, Helpful, Polite" School.