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School No. 3 has an active and strong commitment to the community. We are proud to have faculty, staff, parents, and community members all contribute to the educational, social and environmental needs of our students. Our community focuses on the academic pursuits, multicultural activities, self esteem, respect and citizenship. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for the children, rich with opportunities, to continue to grow as well educated members of society.

The School No. 3 community is very involved with the instruction of our students in all of the subject areas. Various methods and assessments are used to maximize student learning. School 3 has created a literacy program that teaches children to move from teacher directed learners to self-sufficient lifetime learners capable of creative, analytical, and evaluative thinking.

School 3 has made a commitment to maximizing our children’s potential to be exceptional communicators using these two programs. Several teachers are involved in the Teaching American History Grant facilitated by the Supervisor of Social Studies which encourages participation in history instruction. Foreign language instruction is offered in two languages, French and Spanish. Teachers encourage the daily use of critical thinking skills, responsibility, collaborative and cooperative learning techniques, and good-decision making in all aspects of our students learning experiences.

The spirit of giving is taught and practiced by the entire School 3 community. The children participated in a number of charitable causes including the collection of canned, paper and boxed good items which were given to the Center for Food Action in Englewood.

Student assistance programs, such as Intervention and Referral Services (I & RS), help teachers and parents with those children who require extra assistance. DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) teach children to be drug free and educate them about self-esteem and self-respect. In addition, we have begun training with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation to implement programs in Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Anti-Bullying and Teasing, and Character Education, so that students are prepared to handle difficult situations both inside and outside of the classroom.

Standardized test scores in all grade levels increased and continue to be higher than scores representing state and national averages. The faculty, staff, and School 3 community prepare our students to strive to reach their maximum potential and to embrace the diversity of the world and all it has to offer. As our motto states, “School No. 3 is the place to be."
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