•   School 25 staff

    At Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25, our goal is to provide our students with the skills to be self-confident problem solvers so that they can become productive, responsible members of a diverse society. We build strong character through our character and academic programs. We are proud to offer education partnerships with St. John Fisher, Nazareth, Bishop Kearney, as well as partnerships with organizations including Kiwanis, Center for Youth, Joy Community Church, and Reformation Lutheran Church. We believe in embracing our whole community—students, staff, parents and our surrounding neighborhood—as part of our learning environment.
    • Only school in the RCSD offering Speech Therapy to Encourage the Production of Sounds (STEPS)

    • Provides a safe and positive child-centered environment where we promote the joy of learning.

    • Ensures that students are active participants in the learning process.

    • Encourages respect for individual differences and values.

    • Broadens students’ real-life experiences.

    • Provides differentiated instruction to reach individual students’ potential.

    • Support the success of every child in reading; we assess students’ reading abilities every eight weeks and provide instruction that matches their current reading level.

    • Offers daily tutoring to identified students.

    • Offers the Accelerated Reading program to promote the growth of reading skills.

    • Present positive incentive programs to celebrate learning including Monthly student recognition portrayed through book of the month character trait, accelerated reading store, and academic and attendance awards each report card period.

    • Offers opportunities for family involvement such as PTO, book fair, curriculum nights, room parenting, chaperoning on field trips, tutoring, and family support team meetings.