• Elementary Curriculum Overview

    What K-5 Programs Distinguish Our School District?

    • Comprehensive language arts literacy program in grades kindergarten through fifth grade
    • World Language program that includes instruction in Spanish to all students in grades K through 4
    • Fifth grade students study French and German, in addition to Spanish. Students are introduced to comparative languages.
    • An inquiry-based science program that engages students through experimentation and hands-on activities
    • A standards-based education with an emphasis on literacy
    • Gifted education is provided through  the Talented and Gifted program for students in grades 3-5 (TAG) and enrichment is offered through cluster grouping in K-2.
    • Weekly instruction in music, art, library skills, digital literacy, and physical education is provided by Specialists.
    • Vocal, instrumental, and string music programs
    • An award-winning technology education program
    • Innovative use of technology, including a 1:1 initiative in grades K-5
    • Cooperative efforts between the schools and community, including D.A.R.E. instruction through the effort of the Washington Township Police Department, fire safety simulation training through the Washington Township Fire Department, assemblies through the WT Environmental Commission.
    • Annual musical concerts and art shows
    • A comprehensive School Counseling program and Student Assistance Coordinator
    • Community partnership with Duffields' Farm for hands-on experiences in life science for kindergarten and third grade students
    • Collaborative projects with Washington Township High School students
    • All elementary staff have been trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver.
    • English as a Second Language students, their parents, and teachers participate in the district's annual International Night celebration.
    • Computerized programs assist our beginning readers in decoding, fluency, and comprehension
    • Reading and math specialists provide support to help our elementary children reach high levels of achievement
    • Professional partnerships with Rowan University provide professional development and research-based instructional practices and methodologies.
    • All students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend a professional theatrical performance at the district's Center for the Performing Arts.
    • Elementary students participate in before-school or after-school programs designed to boost student achievement in literacy and math.
    • Students may participate in any of the following before-school or after-school clubs: Strategic Games, STEM Club, Green Team Club, Drama Club, Newspaper Club, and/or the Future Acts Club.