Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes Windham Academy different from traditional public schools?

    • Windham Academy is the only STEM elementary school in the state of New Hampshire. We focus on project-based learning and incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math into students curriculum.  We also have the opportunity to be flexible with a student's needs if they are performing above grade level in specific subjects. Additionally, because we are a smaller school, parents and teachers benefit from strong and consistent communication. 

  • Where are you located?  

    • We are located at 1 Industrial Drive, Windham, NH 03087.

  • Where are your current students from?  

    • We have students from 21 towns across New Hampshire.

  • What is the main phone number?  

    • Our main phone number is (603) 236-7900.

  • How many grades?  

    • We currently serve Kindergarten through 5th grade, and will be adding 6th grade in Fall of 2021.

  • What are the school hours?

    • The school hours are from 8:45am to 2:45pm. 

  • What is the drop off / pick up schedule?

    • Drop off is 8:25am to 8:45am and pick up is 2:45pm to 3:15pm. 

  • Are there any before and/or after school programs? 

    • Yes!  We offer Discovery Club morning program from 7:30am to 8:25am. We also offer an after school program via Londonderry YMCA , which is on site at WA from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.

  • Is busing available?

    • Yes. By law, busing is provided to students residing in the host district (Windham). Therefore school transportation is available to Windham Residents only.

  • Who is your Director? 

    • Melinda Labo is the school Director. She is an accomplished educator with over 20 years of local K-12 teaching experience.  Click here for more information about Melinda.

  • Do you adhere to Common Core State Standards? 

    • No. As an alternative to the Common Core State Standards, we have developed a rigorous set of standards using the best practices across all disciplines and methods, allowing teachers and students greater flexibility. Click here for our Curriculum & Charter documents.

  • How do you handle sports? 

    • By law, children retain the right to participate in athletic programs and other extracurricular and interscholastic activities within their resident district.  Students who reside in Windham are eligible to participate in Windham sports; students from Londonderry can participate in Londonderry sports; etc.

  • Besides your standard curriculum, what additional classes are offered?

    • We have weekly "specials" that include physical education, art, music, and reading appreciation.

  • Does a charter school in Windham take money away from the Windham School District? 

    • Charter Schools are funded by three main components:

1. Funds provided on a per pupil basis directly from the state and; 

2. Adequacy funds which are required to follow the student, and provided to the school by the state. 

3. Parental donations. Since charter schools receive about half what a typical public school takes in, charter schools depend on parental donations to make up for the deficit.