September 2020 marks the opening of Linwood School, North Brunswick’s new fifth and sixth-grade upper elementary school. Linwood School offers a diverse, inclusive, and supportive learning environment to educate, inspire, and empower your child to develop, grow, and succeed as an individual.
Linwood School’s curriculum is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and is the foundation for each student to build on the prior year’s learning and progress academically. Our content area classes include courses in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Life skill courses support our core curriculum and provide students the flexibility to explore Music, Art, Computers, Technology and Spanish. Linwood School’s Health Education and Physical Education curriculum offers strategies to enhance and support the physical, social, and mental development of our upper elementary students. Linwood School’s music department challenges students to immerse themselves in an intensive music program by offering band, chorus, and strings classes. Lastly, 6th grade electives such as Engineering Challenge and Computational Thinking provide peripheral experiences for students to engage, interact and explore STEM and coding interests.
Both the fifth and sixth-grade will be supported by their respective House Centers which will include an Assistant Principal, Instructional Dean, School Counselor and House Center Secretary. Additional building supports will include our Child Study Team, Nurses Office, Building Security, Supervisor of Math/Science, Supervisor of English Language Arts/Social Studies, Supervisor of Special Education, Supervisor of World Language/ESL, along with the District Supervisor of Nurses.
Linwood School’s Child Study Team consists of a multidisciplinary group of professionals. One of our CST members will be assigned as case manager for each child with an IEP. The entire team works collaboratively with each student, his or her family, and the school staff to ensure that the student is getting the support and services to help him or her to be successful. Our case managers are knowledgeable about school and community resources and are great point people in coordinating support and services. At Linwood School, we offer a range of supports and services to meet each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. We offer general education and In Class Resource classes. ICR classes consist of two teachers, a special education teacher and a general education teacher, collaboratively co-teaching in the classroom. Additionally, we offer Replacement classes, which consist of a smaller group of students working with a Special Education teacher. As our school is departmentalized, we are excited that students will have different teachers for different subjects and will change classes. Each group of teachers works collaboratively with the Case Manager to support the student.
While academic development is critical, Linwood School also recognizes the importance of character development. We plan on incorporating the six pillars of character education which are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. These pillars will be incorporated into our school day in a variety of ways such as morning announcements, posters displaying the six pillars, quotations of character posted around the school, character education honor assemblies, and caring projects within the school to help our community.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process for helping students to develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. SEL teaches the students skills to handle themselves, relationships with others and to work effectively and ethically. SEL will be incorporated into Linwood School’s community with core messages displayed in the hallways, recognizing students who are demonstrating SEL concepts, and incorporating SEL lessons into the classroom.
Linwood School plans to form a strong PTO that will be a vital part of the school community. The PTO fundraisers will help sponsor grade-level trips, programs, entertainment and various school functions for your child. Please click on the PTO Link and become a member.
At Linwood School, we understand the importance of clubs to students and the school community. We are currently in the process of analyzing student interests and needs in determining our club selection for the school year. More information to follow as it is finalized.
Linwood School’s staff and students will also strive for excellence, exhibit excellence, and expect excellence!
Welcome to Linwood School.