Welcome to Elmwood Elementary
Welcome to Elmwood School where students learn, create, and achieve together, daily. Elmwood School is the “middle” elementary school and consists of Grade Two and Grade Three students and staff. At Elmwood, educators strive to meet the unique needs of our early learners. In addition to a focus on English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, teachers use a variety of effective methods to teach character, support social and emotional learning and meet the unique needs of each second and third grade learner. Through classroom communities and home-school partnerships, teachers at Elmwood foster communication, celebration and excitement for learning.
Students enjoy opportunities to work together in polite, caring ways while learning to take care of themselves and others with respect. Students take responsibility for their decisions and are supported as they learn to take into consideration the feelings of other students and adults. Working with students in two grade levels means staff members can be experts on the unique needs, interests, and characteristics of this wonderful age group. Second and third grades are hard workers; often perfectionists, who like their work to look good and may take a long time to create something. Students at this age love the routines and structure of school. They are often good listeners and most still want to be read to. Students in grades two and three like to work in groups and independently, and thrive on a sense of fairness at work and play. Teachers at Elmwood attend to these unique characteristics when teaching, to foster optimum student learning and growth.
Our goal at Elmwood is for students to reach their full potential through a partnership between home and school. The staff at Elmwood school are passionate and committed to fostering such a partnership and will work to create opportunities for families to share in the joy of learning.
Mr. Dimen and I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year. We are proud of our school and we hope that you will be, too!
Anne Carver, Principal
Ms. Carver holds a Master of Education in Elementary Leadership and Administration from Worcester State University, and a Master of Education in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College. Her undergraduate work was in Early Childhood Education, completed at Wheelock College. She is currently the Principal for Elmwood School and previously served as the Assistant Principal. Anne began her career as an Elementary Classroom Teacher in the Worcester Public School district, and has extensive classroom teaching experience.