Highcroft believes in a strong partnership between home and school. It encourages parent involvement and…More communication — including regular newsletters and weekly notes — and believes parents are a child's first teacher.
Students receive art instruction, take part in music classes and participate in P.E. regularly at Highcroft. Kindergarten through fourth grades classrooms are self-contained. In fifth grade, students are organized into teams and each team's teachers share the planning and teaching for that team.
Cambridge School is a place where working parents can take their young children to learn in a safe and caring…More environment. It prides itself on being a "green" school and teaching the children about safe environmental practices. At Cambridge, much of the children's day is spent playing, as young children learn many of life's important lessons through play. All teachers are trained in CPR and first aid.
Cambridge offers an infant nursery and programs for toddlers, 2-year-olds and preschoolers. The school also has fun summer camps for children up to age 10.
Parents can take advantage of the holiday and snow day drop-in service for siblings attending the Rockwood and Parkway schools.
The Shenandoah Valley Elementary School has a very active and supportive community of parents and staff. The PTA…More hosts a fall festival every year and parents are frequently at the school to volunteer and work in classrooms. Each grade level has its own learning pod--a common area that classrooms are attached to.
The school is a positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) school. Instead of focusing on punishing negative behavior, PBIS schools set specific expectations for student behavior and reward positive behavior that meets those expectations.
Like all Parkway schools, there are orchestra classes for third through fifth grades.