129 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
Phone 207-345-3382 | Fax 207-346-6224
School Office Hours 7:30-4:00
School Hours 8:30-3:15 (2:15 on Wednesdays)

ESS Mission/Vision

Mission and Educational Philosophy

The mission of RSU 16 is to serve the community by providing its citizens with educational services in a safe and welcoming environment through our public schools and adult education programs. At RSU 16 we believe in providing each student with the opportunity to learn how they learn best, reach their full potential, become life-long learners, and
contributors to their community.


In five years we envision a truly regional school district that generates pride and garners full support from the governments and citizens of Mechanic Falls, Minot, and Poland. While students and families associate with particular schools, there is a strong sense that all schools are part of a unified district and that no school is more important or
privileged than any others. All schools are our schools.

In five years we envision students graduating from our schools who are well equipped for success in the 21 st Century. All students have received a well-rounded education and have also been encouraged to excel in pursuit of their particular talents and aspirations. All students have skills and enthusiasm for life-long learning.

In five years we envision teachers who are ever more enthusiastic about their role as educators spurred on by regular and meaningful peer-to-peer collaboration about best practices and specific students. Non-teaching staff feel valued and supported as part of a highly collaborative system.

In five years we envision that RSU 16 is a model for regional collaboration, a model for rural public education, and a model for efficient and effective school district administration.

"We are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible in everything we do and say because that is the Wildcat Way! Go Wildcats!" 

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