Woodmont Elementary School, located in the Pine Brook section of Montville Township, enrolls approximately 310 students in grades K-5. We are a diverse, dedicated educational community working toward our vision of a school comprised of learners who are respectful, responsible and compassionate towards others. We develop citizens who will meet the needs of the perpetually changing global society. We accomplish this through creating, promoting and fostering lasting relationships with dedicated parents and staff.
Our mission is for students, parents and staff to collaborate on methods that promote success for every child and a passion for learning. We recognize that each child is unique. We challenge our students to achieve their full potential by creating learning environments that allow students to actively participate in their educational journey. These experiences prepare our students to be productive members of their community.
The Woodmont faculty mentors our children for the challenges of the 21st Century. We prepare them for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards and the New Jersey Model Curriculum. We plan lessons which address all modalities. We incorporate technology to enhance the curriculum and challenge all learners. The data from our assessments drive instruction and provide faculty with information to best meet the needs of the children under their supervision. Teachers differentiate instruction and provide each student with what they require to succeed.
Primary teachers base instruction on thematic and integrated units of study.
The successful utilization of cooperative learning strategies, a literature
based reading program, flexible math grouping across each grade level, and
learning centers provide an exciting educational environment. Teachers
construct lessons that promote problem-solving skills, writing across the
content areas, and learning how to apply the scientific method when conducting
experiments. Students integrate technology to improve research skills and learning.
Students participate in video streaming, in web quests, the use of IPADs and
chrome books, and faculty employs SMART Boards as part of daily practice.
Our reliable faculty gives back to the community. Many of our members participate in the “Cats and Cubs” mentor program. This program promotes the belief that every child should feel connected to their school and provides children with a caring adult who takes an interest in them beyond their academic lives. Faculty recently initiated the district’s ALS ice bucket challenge; an effort which resulted so far in over $4000 being raised for ALS research! Our faculty employs its “Paws the Wildcat” You Tube channel as an avenue to inform and to promote the accomplishments of our school community.
Woodmont's Parent-Teacher Association continues to be a driving force within
the school. Parent volunteers fundraise to support cultural arts programs,
assist in the library, manage a hot lunch program three days a week, chaperone
field trips, provide school-wide enrichment programs, organize class
celebrations, assist teachers with special curriculum projects, and help
seasonally decorate our school grounds, thereby inspiring school spirit and
pride in our school. The Woodmont PTA, through its fundraising efforts, continues
to provide amenities that enhance the learning environment.
We dedicate ourselves and our efforts to reflect our school slogan “Woodmont Elementary School- your journey to success begins here.”
Dominic D. Esposito