Without struggle there is no progress.
Berkeley Terrace Elementary School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 School that proudly educates a population of approximately 460 scholars. The dedicated staff members of Berkeley are committed to providing our culturally diverse student body the highest quality educational experience possible. At Berkeley, scholars learn to become the architects of their futures and they are guided by a network of parents, teachers, administrators and other valuable staff members. Our partnership provides a supportive and safe learning environment for all scholars.
We are a community of educators who believe the best interest of our scholars comes first. Staff and parents work together to benefit our scholars in academic achievement. Teachers refine their lessons to enhance their instruction in order to raise the level of academic achievement. Teachers incorporate a balance of whole class, small group, and individual instruction to differentiate and best meet the needs of all scholars. To meet this goal, we prepare our scholars to become innovative learners and resourceful problem solvers equipped with the skills needed to succeed in a competitive global society. As a conglomerate of scholars, parents and educators, we seek to provide our scholars with an educational environment that is enriched, safe, stable and productive. Our goal is to maintain an instructional setting that stimulates curiosity and sensitizes scholars to the world they live in. To achieve these objectives, there are many shared opportunities in all aspects of the teaching/learning process. All the members of our educational community share an important role in providing our scholars with programs and services that will encourage and enrich their love of learning.
Scholastic achievement, academic success, and social development are cultivated and fostered through authentic and meaningful educational experiences at Berkeley Terrace Elementary School. We are committed to providing a quality education that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and district initiatives in order to ensure that our scholars are well-prepared for college and meaningful careers by the end of high school. We offer a print rich, language and literature based curriculum heavily using SmartBoards to inspire our scholars towards academic achievement and support a love of learning. We want our scholars to understand that learning is a lifelong process that starts in the classroom but can be taken wherever they go.
We are in Year 4 of READ180. READ 180 is a computer-based literacy program offered to many of our Grade 3 to Grade 5 scholars. READ 180 is one of the most successful reading programs in the country. READ 180 is interactive, engaging, challenging and customized to meet the individual needs of the scholar. The goal of READ 180 is College & Career Readiness for ALL scholars.
We also are entering Year 4 of My Math. All grade levels participate in the My Math program. My Math makes learning math enjoyable and engaging. My Math is rigorous and meets the Common Core State Standards head-on. My Math has many components that can be found online and worked on at home. The program makes math fun by supporting tough concepts with games and activities that scholars truly enjoy while experiencing high levels of academic success.
Berkeley Terrace Elementary School celebrates diversity infused with creativity, recognizing the uniqueness of each scholar. Scholars are encouraged to actively participate in all aspects of school life such as Elementary Honor Society, the Magnificent OWLS Club, Safety Patrol, after school tutorials, Scholar of the Month, Scholar of the Year, Student Council, Junior Honor Society, basketball team, School Spirit Step team, community sponsored activities, and performing arts programs.
Parental involvement is integral to a scholar’ success. Our parents are encouraged to be involved at Berkeley Terrace by joining the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and participating in the monthly meetings, becoming part of the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) and the School Leadership Council (SLC), attending school assembly programs, Back to School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and by chaperoning field trips. We believe that no school can truly be successful unless all stakeholders are seen as valued and essential components in the educational process of our scholars.
In order to communicate with parents and the community, flyers are sent home and the school marquee is updated regularly. The district website is also a source of important information and resources. Our guidance counselor is available to inform parents of their scholar’s educational progress and any other concerns that may arise. Scholars who need additional academic challenges are identified and assessed for appropriate placement; scholars who need additional support either academically or behaviorally are assisted through intervention programs.
With the continued support and commitment of all parents, families, and staff, Berkeley Terrace Elementary School will succeed in giving our community’s future leaders a rewarding and successful educational experience.