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Before-And/Or After-School Programs

Before- and/or after-school child care is provided by SACC.
After-school enrichment classes are offered by the Teaneck Community Education Center.
Free after-school tutoring/enrichment programs are sponsored by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

Curriculum Components

Learning is focused on literacy and a developmental/multicultural approach.
Literacy instruction includes guided and shared reading, word study, and the Writing Workshop program.
Math instruction is standards-based and provides students with many hands-on experiences with math concepts.
Technology is infused in all subject areas.
K-4 science curriculum integrates science, technology and health.
The Teaneck Academically Gifted Program (TAG) provides an enriching, rigorous, varied and continuous curriculum with differentiated learning opportunities for all students. We are guided by the standards set by the National Association for Gifted Children. At Hawthorne School, TAG’s goal is to nurture the academic talents and skills of our third and fourth grade students in the areas of math and literacy. All third graders will have the opportunity to participate in a literacy research project focusing on a scientific exploration. Selected third grade students will participate in a math enrichment seminar led by the TAG teacher. Our fourth grade TAG program consists of multidisciplinary seminars designed to expand and broaden individual strengths in the areas of math and literacy. Further information regarding the TAG program is available from Linda Disken, Teacher of the Academically Gifted Program at Hawthorne School, ahalpern@teaneckschools.org.
Literature-based reading introduces students to the classics and contemporary novels.
A world language program introduces children to basic conversational Spanish.
Instrumental music lessons begin in grade 4.

Special Programs

Our Outreach Worker and interns help foster the involvement of parents/guardians in the education of their children.

Student Learning Environment

Self-directed and self-corrected learning is emphasized.
Activity or learning centers reinforce and supplement instruction.

Parent/Family Support

Parent and family members are involved in a Parent Teacher Association.
PTA-sponsored activities include reading buddies, family nights, student celebrations, and book fairs.
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