Dutch Fork Elementary

Academy of Environmental Sciences

DFES Beliefs

  • We believe all people deserve to feel safe, valued, and loved.
  • We believe all children are naturally curious about the world around them.
  • We believe learning is a social process.
  • We believe inquiry fosters a culture of noticing and questioning.
  • We believe in learning from authentic primary sources.
  • We believe in learning from multiple perspectives.
  • We believe in encouraging learners to take risks.
  • We believe reflection should lead to change and growth.
  • We believe reflection should lead to social action.
  • We believe that our actions should be aligned with our beliefs.

Early Release Days

Monday, June 1st, 7:45-10:45am

7900 Broad River Road

Irmo, SC

As a reminder the final three days of school are early release days with dismissal beginning at 10:40 a.m. Please refer to the lunch schedule previously sent by Coach Adkins.

Certified staff will not meet Tuesday afternoon.

5th Grade Graduation

Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:30-10am

DFES Mini Theatre

Faculty/Staff Luncheon

Wednesday, June 3rd, 11:30am-1pm


Wednesday will mark the final time for us to come together collectively as we close this school year. Along with reflecting upon this school year we will recognize those making transitions. All faculty and staff members are expected to be in attendance for this occasion. Box lunches, courtesy of Heavenly Ham, will be provided.

Birthday Wishes!

  • 6/4 A. Snipes

Where Wonders Grow!

We develop students who care about the world we live in and express critical thinking through natural curiosity and wonder.