Canaan Elementary School is a wonderful school. Students at CES are awesome! They are very appreciative of any special occasions (ie parents coming in to teach special lessons), they behave well in public (I've been to state house with them and the fourth graders were soooo polite and respectful!). The teachers at this school are very caring! They attend to each student and are accommodating with conferences (this is great especially for working parents) and are easily accessible (via email). The support staff at the school is also wonderful. Many of them live in town and care about the school to the point of putting time in outside of school hours to work on the school gardens, playgrounds, and outdoor classroom. The school is CLEAN. The custodial staff work hard at keeping the school up to snuff. CES offers an after school program as well. The staff to student ratio is low. Students have a recess, snack, they have homework support, and often do some sort of craft. My only wish is that people see it like I do - a nice neighborhood school with kids who appreciate their education.