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Philosophy

  • Active school leadership 
  • On-going staff development
  • On-going student assessment to ensure individualized instruction
  • All students are baseline tested on a nationally normed test. Those demonstrating a weakness receive “targeted assistance”, 45 minutes per day, five days per week.
  • Students identified for targeted assistance must attend Saturday Academy tutoring for nineteen weeks from 9:00 AM to 12 noon.
  • Partnership with parents/guardian ensures that the child receives a uniform message.
  • Parents are held accountable for attendance and homework.
  • Parents are provided a monthly syllabus.
  • Parents are provided with progress reports six times a year.
  • Parents of students in grades 3-8 receive intensive training on the ELA/Mathematics exams.
  • Letters in recognition of a child’s progress are sent home.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the school and observe their child in the classroom setting.
  • The curriculum is rigorous and challenges the children.
  • The extended school day and year, as well as the reduced class size of 18, ensure the individualized attention and support that is needed to maximize each child’s learning.
  • All children use grade level texts.
  • Individualized assessment ensures that all students are challenged and progressing.
  • Success is recognized and celebrated each month with awards and honor rolls.
  • Homework is not optional.
  • Attendance is not optional. Parents of absent children are called by 9:00 AM to determine the cause for the absence. All children must bring a note to school upon returning from an absence. Attendance is personally monitored by the principal and posted on the parent bulletin board. Our attendance rate averages 95% each month.
  • Mentors (including the principal) are assigned to meet on a daily basis with targeted children and monitor homework, class work, tests and attendance.
  • Disruptive behavior is dealt with firmly, swiftly and fairly.
  • A literature-rich environment is provided all students
  • All classrooms have hundreds of library books, including world famous children’s literature.
  • Children are required to borrow books from the class library. Teachers monitor their borrowing.
  • All classrooms are rich with technology: computers, smartboards, wireless access and an extensive tech library made up of CDs and DVDs.