About Nether Providence Elementary School
Nether Providence Elementary School opened its doors for the first time in 1939. Throughout the years, the school has gone through a myriad of changes. However, during these many years, several things have remained constant. Nether Providence Elementary School started out as a neighborhood school and, today it continues to embody the ideals of the neighborhood school.
Nether Providence Elementary School has always been a school with a distinguished reputation for excellence and an incredibly strong connection to its community. In 1996, Nether Providence Elementary School was recognized for excellence in education as a “Blue Ribbon School” by the United States Department of Education.The school emphasizes a classroom organization structure which promotes individual student success through academic progress. Dedicated faculty, staff, and parents create an atmosphere in which all children feel secure and where the needs of each and every child are at the heart of the curriculum.
The academic program is designed to help students fully realize their learning potential. Toward that end, a broad range of programs is in place, thus enabling teachers to respond effectively to students’ individual learning styles. The basic curriculum includes instruction in language arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening), mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education. Students also have the opportunity to participate in chorus and instrumental music instruction beginning in grade four.
The elementary guidance counselor, instructional support teacher, librarian, and reading specialists collaborate with classroom teachers to provide an educational program focused on children’s needs. Special classes and services provide reading intervention, support students with learning disabilities, and provide speech, physical, and occupational therapy. English language learners receive a range of supports. Gifted students receive programming to address their individual learning needs.
Students have access to a technology center, as well as computers in every classroom. Teachers use the technology lab weekly as they integrate technology throughout the curriculum.
School-home communication is vital to our school’s success. Parent-teacher conferences are formally scheduled two times per year and report cards are issued twice per year. Parents can avail themselves of a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Parents are always welcome to visit classrooms to become better acquainted with teachers, staff members, and school facilities. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or principal with any questions or concerns.