Our School

Smethport Area Elementary School serves the residents of McKean County, Pennsylvania, which includes Hamlin, Keating, Norwich, and Sergeant townships. Our highly qualified teachers and staff work closely with the surrounding rural community in order to nurture and educate students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Our motto is “Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible, Be kind.”

Mission Statement

The mission of the Smethport Area School District is to promote quality education through school, family, and the community working together to foster career readiness and personal goals.

What We Offer

To accomplish our mission, we offer many enriching activities and programs in which your child may participate. We encourage you to check out our Programs page or contact your child’s teacher to learn more about getting involved in school activities. Opportunities include:

  • Music
  • STEM 
  • Athletics 
  • Bullies 2 Buddies 
  • Sixth-Grade Camp


We are pleased to offer children within our community a head start in preschool. We serve approximately 40 three- and four-year-old children in our preschool classes. Interested families can receive more information and register at our elementary office. Three-year-old children must have turned three before September 1 of the current school year to attend.