About Us



It is the mission of Flanders School to create a collaborative and respectful learning community for all students, staff and families. We will accomplish this through a shared commitment focusing on success for every student.




Home of the All-Stars



A Letter from the Principal





Dear Parents and Students,

Greetings and a warm welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 school year, and an exciting time of new beginnings. With each new beginning comes the opportunity to reshape and mold our school into the place we want it to be, and provide our students with the support that they need in order for them to develop his or her personal best.

Our dedicated and talented staff has created a professional learning environment which allows for the exchange of ideas that revolve around what is best for children. We work collectively to design and implement best teaching practices in education as we grow and learn together. As the year unfolds, we create special memories and encourage our students to challenge themselves, celebrate their creativity, and individuality through their daily interactions in and out of the classroom.

Flanders School is a child-centered, family-oriented place. A strong partnership between parent, child, and teacher is essential and parental involvement is a critical component that serves to enhance the educational experiences for all of our students. In addition, our PTA is an exceptional organization that supports our students and staff, while bringing numerous special programs and events to our school.

I feel privileged to be the principal of such an outstanding school, and consider myself lucky to be a member of the Flanders community. Thank you in advance for your support. On behalf of the entire school, we look forward to a rewarding year with you, the children and the caring community of Flanders School.


Linda Anania

Flanders Principal


Flanders Elementary School
P.O. Box 32
167 Boston Post Road
East Lyme, CT 06333

Phone: (860) 739-8475
fax: (860) 739-1242


Enrollment: 345
School Schedule:
9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Early Closing:
9:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Delayed Opening:
11:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.









All Stars Shine Bright!


What Makes an All-Star?

A National Blue Ribbon School, Flanders Elementary School is adjacent to the Central Office building in the village of Flanders and serves the north end of East Lyme. Flanders Elementary is also within walking distance of East Lyme High School and the athletic complex.

While Flanders Elementary School emphasizes the basic academic skills, we also feature extensive and diverse enrichment programs and activities. Flanders School is structured to provide a unique opportunity for students to explore in a nurturing environment that celebrates diversity and individuality.

Flanders School Goals:
  • To remain on course moving along the continuum of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) in which grade level teams work interdependently to achieve common goals that directly impact student achievement
  • To improve teacher understanding of the three major principles of the common core state standards for Math (Focus, Coherence, Rigor) and the development and implementation of at least one unit of study.
  • To Increase teacher knowledge and student performance in developmental spelling and word working through application and transfer activities in Journeys Word Study Teacher's Guide for grades K-4.