• Dear Bates Academy Families,

    Bates Academy is a vibrant learning community with great families and a supportive faculty. My goal as a Principal is to work closely with all members of this learning community. This will ensure that every student is the recipient of engaging educational experiences. Our students are so fortunate to be surrounded by a literacy-rich environment. At Bates we seek to develop lifelong readers and writers. The integration of technology into the curricula supports our belief that technology is another tool to support learning.  Perseverance and the use of critical thinking skills are keys to solving complex mathematical problems as well as life skills that will be utilized beyond the time children spend at Bates Academy School. Scientific investigations are experienced through inquiry-based learning and the world, both past and present, come alive through social studies.  

    Our commitment to the arts demonstrates the importance of educating the whole child. This can be seen as you walk down any hallway or attend one of our musical events. 

    The extended Bates community includes a very supportive Parent Teacher Organization. I encourage you to join us for events such as; Coffee with Bailey, School-wide open house, Halloween “Trunk a Treat” , annual Book Fairs, Family Science Night and Field Day. Remember to visit the website often to remain informed regarding school events.

    Please partner with the Bates Academy Community in continuing to make our school the best of the best Nationwide.


    Committed to Educating All Students,

     Principal Bailey