On Thursday, January 18th, 2024 the district of Salem held an Early Childhood Virtual Expo

*** Children residing in Salem that are turning 5 years old on or before August 31 are eligible to start kindergarten in the fall of 2024! ***

In the recording, you will learn all the registration steps & deadlines for Pre-K and Kindergartners and a brief introduction of all elementary schools’ principals and district administrators and more!

You can find the recordings in the link below:


School Facts

8:30a.m. - 2:35p.m.

Number of Staff
         Total Enrollment

         Principal: Susan Carmona
         Vice Principal: Nicole Mateo


  • Inclusive Practices
  • Monthly School Community Meetings
  • Farm to School Initiative
  • Workshop Model of Teaching – Math, Reading
    and Writing
  • Center-Based Teaching
  • Senior Literacy Volunteer Program
  • Additional Enrichment Opportunities:
    Civics Education, STEM
  • Restorative Justice with Suffolk University
  • Catapult Tutoring Program for ELA & Math
  • Caring School Communities – Social Emotional Curriculum
  • Change is Simple Partnership
  • New Families Welcoming Program
  • Garden Club and Outdoor Classroom
  • Partnership with Peabody Essex Museum
  • Arts in the Evening
  • Salem Sound Coast Watch
  • Change is Simple
  • UMASS Extension Nutrition Education Program

Where the Magic Happens!

We use our M.A.G.I.C. to:

M: Model Curiosity

A: Act Safely

G: Give and Receive Respect

I: Include Everyone

C: Continue to persevere


Our motto is Where the Magic Happens! Our staff is charged with preparing your child for college and the world. To clearly communicate our expectations as a community, we have developed five values that describe what we believe, how we learn and how we treat one another. These values drive all that we do.


As a student at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School,
I pledge each day to:

M: Model curiosity

A: Act safely

G: Give and Receive Respect

I: Include Everyone

C: Continue to persevere

All students, staff, and guests abide by 3 school wide rules at all times and in all areas to assure that we achieve our values:

  1. I am safe.
  2. I am respectful.
  3. I try my best.