Newberry is an Option for Knowledge Magnet Elementary School with a focus on math, science and technology. The science program offers exceptional experiences in physical and biological disciplines with an emphasis on observation, investigation and critical thinking. Newberry has adopted the University of Chicago ‘Everyday Mathematics’ Program which is producing highly positive standardized test results. It has a strong basic curriculum in the primary grades that gives students the skills to transition to more independent learning in the upper grades.
All classes are literature and writing intensive requiring students to improve their oral and written communication skills. Newberry supports and nurtures students. It has a proud history of family longevity by serving students whose parents, and in some cases grandparents, attended Newberry.
Our vision at Newberry Academy is to be a school of the 21st century for all students.
Through the integration of technology, with an emphasis on reading, math and science, our school will provide all its students, including those with disabilities, a program of the highest standard. Our goal is to challenge all students to develop their talents and prepare them to succeed in future education.
As a result of the ‘Newberry’ experience, all students will realize that school and the world of work are different stages of the same activity, ‘learning.’ The Newberry family is aware of life’s opportunities and maintains high expectations for its students, teachers, parents, administration and community.
- Reading: To improve achievement in reading and writing for all students.
- Mathematics/Science: To improve achievement for all students through the integration of mathematics, science and technology.
- Staff Development: Integrate professional development program to support and expand the teachers’ skills in meeting the needs of all students.
- To fully implement Education Connection Plan
- To increase the ability of teachers to integrate special education students into general education classes
- To improve teachers’ understanding of service requirements of special needs students.
- To implement ‘Critical Friends’ program