Award Year: 2020

Pond Cove Elementary School

12 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107-2325

(207) 799-7339

Mr. Jason Manjourides, Principal at time of Nomination

Cape Elizabeth School Department

School Website


Pond Cove students are empowered with the academic, personal, and social knowledge and skills needed to build fulfilling and engaged lives.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Pond Cove third graders collaborate with Cape High School Students.

Pond Cove third graders collaborate with Cape High School Students.

Pond Cove Elementary is a kindergarten through grade 4 school located in the coastal community of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Families relocate to Cape from all around the country and world to enjoy our beautiful beaches, parks, and historic sites. The Cape Elizabeth school district is ranked among the top performing schools in the state of Maine year after year. Pond Cove is home to approximately 530 students and 75 staff members.

Family and community support are among our greatest assets. The Pond Cove Parents Association and other community organizations provide us with the supplemental funding and resources needed to create an exceptional school experience for our students. We also benefit from a robust peer volunteer program. Cape high school and middle school students are trained as mentors and paired with individual elementary students, small groups, or classes. These peer connections make a significant and positive impact on our young learners.

Pond Cove staff are committed to our school district's values: Community, Academics, Passion, and Ethics. We utilize a multidisciplinary teaming approach and develop individualized learning plans to meet the needs of the whole child. The keys to our effectiveness are our attention to detail, the identification of time-bound action steps, and the follow through and monitoring of each student's learning plan.

A recent accomplishment that we are proud of is the planning and construction of our new playground and outdoor learning center. In 2019 parents, staff members, and local businesses joined together to create an extension of our classrooms. This new learning space contains outdoor classrooms, vegetable gardens, and nature observation areas.