•All students are capable of learning.
•Teamwork and collaboration between school, parents and community is essential for student achievement and a successful school.
•Professional development of teachers, paras, and parents empowers them to meet the needs of individuals and groups of students.
•There is value in diversity and cultural knowledge and enrichment.
•Was chosen as one of New York State’s Most Rapidly Improving Schools in 2009.
•Has a 50 station computer lab and computers in every classroom.
•Offers after school tutoring through the EnCompass Foundation for grades 3-6.
•Has a Parent-Teacher Organization with an emphasis on parental involvement.
•Has community partnerships with St. John Fisher College, Junior Achievement, Akwaaba, Xerox
Science Consultants, Foster Grandparent Program, Rochester Educational Foundation, The Rochester Community Foundation (PENCIL partners), and many others.
•Offers a number of extracurricular activities including basketball, baseball, cheerleading, chorus,
band, orchestra, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of America.
•Hosts students from area high schools and colleges who work in the classroom as part of their community service programs.