This elementary school serves the town of East Haddam and its village of Moodus, a quintessential New England small community. It adheres to the idea of a responsive classroom, a form of grade school learning that stresses social, emotional and academic growth. Faculty teaches a Walk to Read program that allows students to engage with peers in strengthening their literacy. It complies with state-mandated scientific, research-based interventions, with educators promoting student success. The PTO promotes periodic food drives to help stock the shelves of the food bank at the old middle school, and members raise $20,000 annually to sponsor school events and programs. There were additions built to the school in 1966 and 1985, with two portable classrooms added in 1989.