Message from the Principal

  • Mr. Matt Daly

    Hello and Welcome to Buckley School!

    My Name is Mr. Matthew A. Daly. I am proud to be the Principal of Buckley Elementary School in Manchester, CT. Welcome!

    At Buckley School, our school mission statement is as follows:

    The Mission of Buckley Elementary School is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all that is strengthened by home and the community. Students are encouraged and supported in academics, arts, physical, social and emotional growth with the intention of fostering a lifelong desire to learn.

    On a daily basis, we strive to help all students reach their fullest potential, becoming responsible citizens who are prepared for the 21st century and who will be successful in our rapidly changing world. We are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment where we support the individual needs of each student and promote respect for individual differences.

    Each day, our teachers work tirelessly in preparing your children to be their best academically, socially and emotionally. At Buckley, our teachers design lesson plans that are highly interactive, hands-on and grounded in the Common Core State Standards.

    In addition to the above, we are proud of the inclusive and nurturing positive school climate here at Buckley School and we attribute that to the partnership we have between home and school. We are a PBIS or Positive Behavior Intervention Support Systems school. This belief/framework promotes the improvement of school climate which ultimately enhances the impact of academic instruction on achievement – essentially, it brings about improvements in teaching and learning. Through our three PBIS expectations, safe, respectful and responsible, our students strive to be the best that they can. Each month we come together as a school and recognize three students from each classroom who have exhibited these positive behaviors.

    Please stop by to visit our school!


    Mr. Matthew Daly