First Presbyterian Elementary School seeks to cultivate a progressive, collaborative learning environment that reveals and empowers the worth, dignity, and limitless potential of all children, fostering life-long learners. As a Reggio Emilia inspired school, we honor and facilitate each child’s divinely-bestowed desire to discover, inquire, and explore the world around them, stewarding emergent generations of confident creators. Together, parents, teachers and students, develop and nurture individualized opportunities for physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual development. Sponsored by a Christian church, we share with our children the stories of our religious heritage, and also welcome and engage with the rich diversity of faith traditions in our community.
Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Enrollment is limited, please contact us for our most up to date openings and registration information.
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Our Reggio Emilia Elementary
Our mission at First Presbyterian Elementary School is to provide our students with not only a quality educational experience, but also a meaningful life experience that nurtures and respects the whole child immersed in a safe and inspiring environment where authentic learning thrives. Our curriculum is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to early education; the Reggio approach promotes key fundamental values relating to how children learn. These core values have been adapted to our school based on our culture, environment and the specific needs of our unique community. Our interpretation of the Reggio core values continues to progress as our educational methods develop to connect the intellectual, spiritual, social, physical and emotional needs of each child we serve.
“THE WIDER THE RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES WE OFFER CHILDREN, THE MORE INTENSE WILL BE THEIR MOTIVATIONS AND THE RICHER THEIR EXPERIENCES. WE MUST WIDEN THE RANGE OF TOPICS AND GOALS, THE TYPES OF SITUATIONS WE OFFER AND THEIR DEGREE OF STRUCTURE, THE KINDS AND COMBINATIONS OF RESOURCES AND MATERIALS, AND THE POSSIBLE INTERACTIONS WITH THINGS, PEERS, AND ADULTS.”
-LORIS MALAGUZZI(FOUNDER OF THE REGGIO EMILIA PHILOSOPHY)