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Welcome to Clarksville Elementary School

Where children, learning and service go hand in hand

Clarksville Elementary provides a hands-on, “minds-on” learning experience that promotes habits of inquiry and active student engagement. Our aim is to teach and coach children in a manner that produces exceptional learning progress and personal growth during their Clarksville career and beyond. Team- and community-building is our aim. We are committed to ensuring that students experience safety and caring in school each day and that all students, families and staff feel valued as members of our community. We believe that through these efforts, we enhance the learning and development of every child.

With the Helderberg escarpment -- a unique geological area -- as a backdrop and a vernal pond in our back yard, our students are able to learn through, and act as, stewards of the natural world. As citizens of Clarksville Elementary, we prioritize service -- to each other, our school, community, and the world. As our school song, "Climb To Clarksville," says:

Clarksville’s our school. It’s a great place to be.

Warm and welcoming like your family.

It’s that feeling you get when you walk through the door.

You can plant your roots here ‘til you’re ready to soar.

Climb to Clarksville, we’re a great big family.

Climb to Clarksville, we’ll help you be the best you can be.

Climb to Clarksville, we’ll show the way.

Climb to Clarksville, we’re proud and say it loud every day.


Clarksville school history

Clarksville Elementary School’s one-floor brick building first opened its doors in 1948. In terms of school architecture at that time, Clarksville was quite different and was recognized for its unique design. As the post-war baby boom continued, it became necessary to add more classrooms in 1954 and 1968.

At one time, the school served a population of children whose parents primarily owned truck and dairy farms. Gradually, there was a sprinkling of children whose parents simply wanted to escape urban and suburban living. The boundaries of the elementary school change infrequently, but in 1982 suburban developments on the fringe of Delmar were assigned to the Clarksville School as they were being planned. The nature of the student enrollment changed markedly, and blending the diverse population has made for a richer learning culture.