Welcome to the website of Calvin Coolidge School, home of the Cougars! I hope you enjoy learning about our wonderful programs and about the amazing accomplishments of our students. At Coolidge School our goal is to “Create a Caring Community” each and every day.
We are a school that is committed to academic excellence and is proud of the warm and caring environment we provide for our children. A close supportive team effort and family-like atmosphere in which our staff provides a student-centered learning environment is the main characteristic of Calvin Coolidge School.
Making a connection to our work with the Responsive Classroom, a research-based approach to education that is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate, our teachers build competencies in four interrelated areas: engaging academics, effective management, positive community and developmentally appropriate teaching. Daily Morning Meetings and monthly school-wide meetings help us grow as a learning community and build connections with each other.
Teachers, recognizing community demands for a high priority on excellence, provide an atmosphere for excellence in teaching and learning. They regularly participate in strong in-service programs to improve instructional skills in the areas of technology integration, reading and writing, inquiry-based math instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, bullying prevention, social-emotional learning, and much more. Our instructional coach regularly works with teachers to provide modeling, mentoring and professional development. Most important, however, is the fact that the teachers at Coolidge School truly care about the academic and social well-being of their students, and make learning meaningful, engaging and challenging.
There is a wide range of technology available for all students throughout our school. Computers in each classroom provide a variety of multimedia technology. Teachers consistently infuse technology into their daily lessons using Chromebooks, LCD projectors, tablets/ipads, document cameras, Google chromecasts, flat screen TV's and Smart Boards to implement interactive lessons for their students. Students in grades 2-5 are given a chromebook as part of our 1:1 initiative and each have their own Google Docs account to regularly collaborate and share with each other. The Coolidge MakerSpace was designed to allow our students to be creators, innovators and designers. It is a place where they will learn to be independent workers and responsible collaborators. We believe that our MakerSpace is not an alternative way to learn, but rather an approach that will be prepare our students for future learning and the workplace. It is our goal to provide our 21st Century learners with the tools needed to be successful in their lives.
Outstanding parental involvement in our PTO affords us the opportunity to present many programs and events in our school. The schools use the money raised by the PTO for cultural assemblies, field trips, science and art days, technology, library/media equipment, and campus beautification.
I look forward to our continued work together and collaboration.
Robert Famularo, Ed. M.