Though the Pelham Memorial High School has been around since 1930, it wasn't until 2005 that the area's sixth,…More seventh and eighth graders got a building to call their own.
Pelham Middle School eases the transition from elementary to high school by offering its students a rigorous academic program, within an intimate and supportive class setting. About 24 teachers make up the major discipline area classes and team-teaching helps foster a close rapport between students and teachers.
At PMS, students engage in a host of enriching subjects including the Renaissance, foreign language (Spanish, French, Latin or Italian), art and cross-discipline studies, such as design and engineering in science, math and technology.
Students are exposed to multiple uses of technology when they study biotechnology and digital music (among other topics) in the school's new technology suite and have a chance to pursue their passions outside of the classroom when they choose from a hosts of extra-curricular clubs and sports to join.
Originally built as a four-classroom, two-story brick building in 1900, the Colonial Elementary School underwent…More extensive renovations in 1926 and again in the 1990s. Today, Colonial accommodates approximately 300 students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
The school implemented a number of literacy and math initiatives this year, including the Wilson Fundation Program. Fundations aims to improve the reading skills of kindergarten and first grade students during 30-minute classroom sessions that focus predominantly on print knowledge, alphabet awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, spelling and phonics.
In addition to the school's rigorous academic and innovative initiatives, Colonial places a heavy emphasis on the arts, encouraging students to build upon their music and art skills.