Barclay Brook Elementary School
Mission & Goals
Our Mission: All students must be in a safe, nurturing and physically comfortable environment in order to learn.
Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
A student’s self esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect amongst and between students and staff.
A shared commitment to continuous improvement by teachers, administrators, parents, and community members, is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed lifelong learners.
The mission of Barclay Brook School is to facilitate educational excellence, good character, and personal responsibility, in a safe, engaging, learning environment for all students.
A number of factors make Barclay Brook School unique and successful. Enthusiastic collegiality and commitment are strengths of the school. Our teachers are experts in early childhood education. An emphasis is placed on educating the whole child. The cognitive, physical, social and emotional domains are equally important in our program. Innovative teaching strategies are in place. Student interests are challenged in an integrated curriculum. A rich collection of children’s literature shapes the foundation of thematic instruction. The understanding of math and science is developed through concrete activities. We have integrated the early and innovative use of technology across the curriculum to benefit our educational program. The technology/teaching/learning experience at Barclay Brook is a wonderful adventure. The Internet has brought the real world into our classrooms and our students into real world situations. Through our character education program, self esteem is enhanced and positive relationships are fostered. Students and teachers are encouraged to be life long learners. Our teachers are innovators who have made a commitment to lead students into the 21st century.
If the schools of the country are the future in miniature, Barclay Brook is a building with a bright future inside. How we touch and shape the future makes Barclay Brook unique and successful. Our school offers a stimulating, warm atmosphere where the young child can grow and learn. Each child knows that they are special. Parents entering the building report a unique "feeling of care and comfort". Barclay Brook teachers have a "whatever it takes attitude" to help students be successful. Together, students, parents and teachers feel as if they are members of a special "family".
Our program is a model of equity for all students. Our classrooms are "active" places where teachers and students engage in the learning/ teaching process together. Class size is small, teaching practices are effective and current, and collegiality and team planning are evident. Everyone is committed to excellence. In summary, it is the educational environment, warm atmosphere and special people that make Barclay Brook unique and successful. Because everyone comes together to support learning as the process of a lifetime…….the future really does begin at Barclay Brook School.