• Curriculum Overview
    • The Rochester City School District students are engaged in a cohesive, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate education in Pre-Kindergarten through grade six.   The philosophy of School No. 20 is to provide a balanced program that emphasizes the importance of mastering basic skills, concepts, and strategies that provide a firm foundation for developing critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.  
    • Instruction is designed to meet the learning needs of all children as they strive to meet or exceed the New York State Learning Standards and achieve academic excellence.   The elementary program guides students to reach their academic and creative potential. 
    • As we strive to provide the best learning opportunities for children, we are committed to supporting the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of every student in a nurturing and positive learning environment built on respect and diversity. 
    • The elementary curriculum is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and the new state-mandated assessments (examinations).   The standards define the expectations set for all students.  Classroom learning experiences are directly related to the state standards and expectations.
    • Student achievement is assessed by a combination of individual student work, student projects, teacher observation, formal testing, standardized testing  and state assessments.   Teachers use assessment data to identify each child's strengths and needs, and to provide information that can be shared with students and parents regarding each student's progress.   *These evaluations are also used to plan and revise curriculum and instruction.