Welcome to PHS Elementary School
The elementary school (grades 1 through 5) expands the foundations for academic achievement, personal growth and responsible citizenship. PHS values diversity and supports social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The curriculum provides for the continuous development of knowledge, skills, and understanding in the areas of reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, music, library skills, technology education, and physical education. Students remain in self-contained classrooms with their homeroom teacher for core subjects. Art, music, technology and physical education are taught by specialist teachers. Upper level students participate in School Safety Patrol.
At PHS, the Elementary School is characterized by its stimulating, supportive, caring family ethos with high expectations for both academic achievement and behavior, where students are encouraged to think independently, and a commitment is made to meet the needs of every child. Each classroom is a community of learners in which students learn to explore their world, think critically and creatively, and strive for continuous growth in an environment in which children experience the excitement of learning. Students respect one another as they participate in many collaborative experiences and have fun learning at PHS!
Parental involvement is integral to our work together and we welcome parents as volunteers in our classrooms. We work in close partnership with our parents to give every student the care and attention they need to ensure each child’s success in our school. Communication from the classroom teacher is ongoing and administration serves to inform and update parents on important matters in the classroom and in the school.
Resources at Elementary School
•Academics • Handbook • Library • Learning Challenges • ESL Program • Character Education