With an average class size of eighteen children, High Bridge Elementary School is a close and caring educational community. Each student’s social, emotional and intellectual growth is the highest priority. Children in preschool through fifth grade participate in inclusive classrooms, receiving differentiated instruction for their specific needs. The Elementary School also provides two self-contained Special Education classrooms serving students with behavioral disabilities and students with multiple disabilities.
While learning reading, writing and mathematics skills, students also receive weekly instruction in art, music and library skills. Students participate in physical education twice a week and teacher-supervised recess each day. Instrumental music instruction begins in grade three with recorders and continues with band in grades four and five. Fourth and fifth graders gain poise and confidence by performing in the chorus. Technology studies begin in second grade and continue throughout fifth grade. Each classroom is equipped with two computers, internet access, cable television and our intra-school broadcast system. There are also co-curricular, after-school activities such as the Environmental Club and the Young Author’s Club. The Basic Skills teachers incorporate “Fundations” and “Wilson Reading” programs as a language arts literacy intervention.
The faculty at High Bridge Elementary School strives to enhance professional growth in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics to strengthen the students’ skills and abilities. In addition, work is done to instill self-confidence and positive decision-making skills in the students as they progress from early childhood to their fifth-to-sixth grade transition to the Middle School programs.