About Elk Ridge School
Elk Ridge is a 1st and 2nd grade school comprised of 11 sections of 1st grade and 11 sections of 2nd grade.
Our School Mascot, Buzz, reminds us to follow the school goals of being Responsible, Respectful, Honest and always give our best Effort! Buzz was created by our Art teacher, Mrs. Andress and he was named by our students.
The school provides a nurturing, caring and safe place to learn at each child's developmental level. Reading instruction is provided through a balanced literacy approach that focuses on developing independent reading skill, phonemic awareness, phonics, reading strategies, sight vocabulary and writing skills. Mathematics instruction is provided using the Math in Focus program. Mathematics instruction stresses a "hands-on" approach with homework that bridges math skills and concepts to the child's everyday life.
All Elk Ridge students receive instruction in music, art, library and physical education from teacher specialists.
All Elk Ridge students participate in many field trips during the school year and parents are encouraged to actively volunteer in the classrooms. The Oxford Education Foundation mentor program also provides additional support and attention to students in the classroom and school. Parent are encouraged to volunteer however the proper clearances are required to do so.
The children are challenged and patiently guided to learn at their developmental level with a focus on meeting the Pennsylvania State Core Standards. Parent conferences are scheduled in November and February but parents are encouraged to schedule parent-teacher conferences to receive updates concerning their child's progress.