Memorial School is an elementary school serving grades K-4, as well as a Pre-School Disabilities Program, in the North Haledon School District. Memorial School is located at 201 Squaw Brook Road. Total enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is approximately 420 students with a professional staff of 55 that serve our students.
The mission of Memorial School is to promote academic excellence in a caring environment where independence and a sense of responsibility are developed. Focusing on the whole child, teachers develop appropriate activities that address the academic, social, and emotional needs of each child.
Memorial School promotes academic excellence through the alignment of the Common Core Standards that meets the requirements of the New Jersey State Department of Education. The curriculum consists of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Life Skills, Computers, Art, Music and Physical education. Mastery of the basic skills of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are stressed throughout the grades. Additionally, goals focus on teaching children to think, communicate effectively, work well with others, be creative, and to use their knowledge to solve problems. Classroom experiences are designed to ensure that students develop the necessary skills and strategies to become lifelong learners.
Memorial School was built in 2008. The school contains spacious classrooms, a cafeteria, gymnasium, nurse’s office, office area, pre-school disabilities classroom, and several smaller teaching areas for small group instruction. The media center houses a wealth of fiction and non-fiction books and is adjacent to a state of the art computer lab with 30 computers. Each classroom is also equipped with networked computers. All computers have direct access to the Internet and most classrooms have Smartboards. Students also have access to laptops that are utilized to enhance instruction.
We are proud of our commitment toward reaching and positively influencing all students. We offer a wide range of services for students. The Intervention and Referral Services Committee is comprised of various staff members. This committee reviews requests from teachers or parents for assistance with students who are experiencing difficulty in the classroom. We have a continuum of Special Education services. Our Child Study Team provides diagnostic and consultative services to students who are identified in need of special education in order to succeed in their school program. The ESL (English as a Second Language) program serves the children in school who speak different languages. The Basic Skills Program provides support for students who need assistance in the areas of reading, writing, language, or mathematics. This Title I Program provides support for students during the school day. We also offer a Gifted and Talented Program and school-wide enrichment program.
Memorial School students enjoy being taught by specialists in the areas of Technology, Music, Art, Library, and Physical Education. The Life Skills program infuses character education such as the BABES program which is sponsored by the North Haledon Municipal Alliance.
Memorial School is fortunate to be part of a larger community that takes pride in their school and town. Parents are an integral part of the school community and are invited and encouraged to become actively involved in Memorial School and their child’s education. There are opportunities to volunteer, join our parent and community groups and attend and support school events. Our Parent Teacher Organization and Education Foundation continue to provide our district with many additional services that directly impact our students.
Memorial School students take part in various events throughout the school year that expand beyond the typical school day. Students have the opportunity to participate and become involved with visiting authors, illustrators, and scientists through assembly programs. Students also learn the importance of assisting others through food drives and holiday gift service projects.
Memorial School is committed to continued professional improvement and individual growth. Faculty and staff participate in numerous professional development opportunities throughout the school year that focus on best practices to improve student learning.
A before and after school child care program is offered by Little Steps to Learning and operated on a tuition basis. This program insures the safe and efficient supervision of children for parents needing this service.
Memorial School offers classroom experiences where student thrive in an atmosphere that is student-centered and focused on each child reaching their potential. Our students are nurtured and educated by teachers, parents, administrators, and community members who value education, support and believe in the North Haledon School District.