Welcome to Elmwood School!
Inference, experiment, describe, classify, observe, interpret, compare, analyze, predict, conclude, investigate, explore, explain, justify… are just some of the words you will hear in our classrooms and hallways on a daily basis. These words directly relate to the scientific inquiry teaching approach that Elmwood School prides itself on but are also used to span across the entire curricula! Elmwood offers a Science Alternative Program where our programming supports students in building academic skills through investigation and hands-on learning to understand how science shapes our world. As a school philosophy, we design and embrace science inquiry learning so that students learn through in-depth studies of real-world problems that they care about and are interested in. This teaching approach gives students the opportunities to harness their passion and explore real-life problems. This passion and exploration leads to innovative solutions and deep learning. We encourage critical and creative thinking through a science lens.
Elmwood School also offers two programs that provide programming for students with developmental delays or disabilities. Our Pre-Kindergarten program supports children who have a first language other than English or mild, moderate or severe delays in their development to build their strengths and skills in a playful, language-rich environment. Our Individual Support program supports students with severe to profound developmental disabilities in grades 1-6. Elmwood's inclusive school community provides numerous opportunities for all students to interact with one another - through classroom activities, buddy groups, school-wide assemblies, and special events.
Elmwood School is an exciting place to be! We look forward to learning with you and your child.