• School No. 5 Building Facade
    John Williams School No. 5 
    555 N. Plymouth Avenue 14608

    (585) 325-2255
    Pre-K through Grade 8

    Principal: Tiffany D. Lee
    Assistant Principals
    George Lombardo, Grades 3-5
    Loretta Hollomon, Grades 6-8
    Parent Liaison: Diane Leone
    John Williams School No. 5 is a world languages school—a school for children whose native language is other than English—for the City School District. Our professional staff model lifelong learning while teaching an innovative, challenging, creative, and student-centered curriculum. We work to meet high standards in a safe, supportive, nurturing, and culturally sensitive environment. Our instructional program is guided by a school improvement plan that targets student performance in reading and math.  We have one-on-one Chromebooks for our students, allowing for the enhancement of curriculum through embedded technology.
    Grade Level: PreK-8
    Foreign Languages Offered: Spanish
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes: Yes
    Early Literacy Program: No
    Chorus: Yes
    Band/Orchestra: Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons: Yes
    Sports: Yes
    Step Teams: Yes
    Extended/Expanded Day: No
    Saturday School: No
    On-Site After-School Care: No
    Summer Programs: Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, Nilico, Eastman Kodak, Oasis Christian Fellowship Church, Love Fellowship Worship Center, Windstream, Nielson, Jewish Federation, Boy Scouts of America
    • Family oriented, supporting students and providing assistance to families.
    • Assists English Language Learners with both integrated language and newcomer classrooms to best support student needs.
    • Provides intramurals, band/orchestra, Boy Scouts, step team, safety patrol, Boys and Girls groups at the middle school level and a wide variety of after-school clubs.
    • Character education programs, including Second Step, daily school creed, Positively Pawsome incentive through School-wide Positive Behavior Supports, Restorative Justice, and a vision statement that cultivates respect and responsibility.
    • Fosters an international school environment where cultural and linguistic diversity is embraced and celebrated.
    • Offers reading programs (100 Book Challenge) to foster a love of reading and the development of reading skills among students.
    • Offers student activities including Student Government, Safety Patrol, Classroom Helpers, and the Bobcat Ambassadors.
Last Modified on December 8, 2023