Academics

Edgewood Community is a safe and caring environment nurturing a diverse community of lifelong learners.

Edgewood Community offers a strong academic program that emphasizes basic skills through an integrated curriculum approach. In a positive, caring environment, children are given responsibility for their behavior. We emphasize communication between home and school.

Instructional Highlights

Edgewood Elementary offers a strong academic program that emphasizes basic skills through an integrated curriculum approach. In a positive, caring environment, children are given responsibility for their behavior. We also emphasize communication between home and school.

  • Whole group, small group, and individual instruction
  • Integrated curriculum (across curricular areas)
  • Thematic approach
  • A variety of instructional approaches, techniques and strategies are utilized to meet the individual needs of each learner.
  • Whole language, phonics and literature-based approach to teaching reading
  • Students may be grouped by skill level for certain core academics
  • Technology integration

Staff Highlights

Specially trained certified teachers in the areas of

  • Special Education
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Music

Technology Highlights

  • Computer Lab
  • Pads, iPods
  • Computers on wheels
  • Computers in classrooms
  • SmartBoards
  • Smart TV’s
  • Document cameras and projectors in all classrooms

Special Activities

  • IPBIS Celebrations are comprised of kindergarten through fifth-grade students, who work together on selected projects that build a sense of community within our school.
  • Professional storytellers are invited to the school each year.
  • Artist-in-Resident projects are held every year.
  • Outdoor School is a favorite event for our fifth graders.
  • Special art projects like knitting, weaving and pottery provide creative opportunities.