The Northbridge Elementary School students, parents, faculty, staff and administration comprise a diverse, creative and caring community. The Northbridge Elementary staff works hard to promote a life-long love of learning in their students.
At Northbridge Elementary, we value our students for their individual talents and interests. We enjoy getting to know the students as they begin to discover and refine their own individuality, talents and personalities. We have a strong focus on teaching students to read fluently and offer a 3-tiered approach to instruction to best meet the needs of all learners. This systematic approach to providing high-quality, evidence-based assessment and instruction and appropriate interventions have proven to respond to student's individual needs. In addition, our ELA curriculum also supports reading comprehension that embed the following critical areas:
- Read about it
- Think about it
- Talk about it
- Write about it
Students in grade one are exposed to a 90 minute uninterrupted block of language arts every day with 30 additional minutes for reading fluency. Our kindergarten students receive 60 minutes of language arts every day with 30 addtional minutes for reading fluency. Our preschool students thrive in a language-based environment that is rich with print.
Our students are taught that mathematical ideas exist in the world around them and that opportunities to express oneself mathematically are plentiful. Children in kindergarten and grade one are provided with at least 60 minutes of math instruction daily. Our preschool students also receive mathematical instruction using a hands-on approach with manipulatives. Our math curriculum is standards-based, supporting the 8 standards for mathematcial practices.
Using a multi-media approach toward teaching Social Studies curriculum, teachers brings "learning to life" for every child. Using the Studies Weekly and Second Step instrucitonal resources, our goal is for each student is to become responsible citizens.
Our staff is currently working to align our science curriculum to support the Massachusetts 2016 Science Technology/Engineering standards. Our goal is to establish a curriculum that provides students with opportunities to solve complex, multidisciplinary problems and apply reasoning and innovative thinking to real-world applications.