It is recognized that the early years of a child’s education are the most critical of all. With this belief, the mission of Northeast Primary School, Northwest Primary School, and Pierpoint Primary Learning Center is to develop, support and enhance an environment in which all children become proficient readers, writers and mathematicians in a setting that ensures respect for oneself, each other and learning. To this end, the Primary Program:

  • Adheres to the principles of the Responsive Classroom model, which provides for consistency in behavioral expectations school-wide and fosters students’ resiliency and responsibility for their actions
  • Provides comprehensive reading instruction based on research and incorporating a range of skill development including Wilson phonics/phonemic awareness and multiple opportunities to write and to read a variety of quality literature
  • Focuses on both basic skills and problem solving multidisciplinary themes provides comprehensive instruction in mathematics
  • Provides social studies, science and enrichment opportunities based on district curriculum
  • Provides high quality professional development to its administrators, teachers and staff in order that current research supports instructional practices
  • Invites parents and community members to participate fully in the education of their children