Scholarship

  • Daily after school coach/tutoring classes to support student growth and learning
  • Optional Saturday Academy study hall
  • More than 75% of students scored proficient or advanced on the MSA
  • Approximately 85% of students gained entry to selective city-wide or private high schools
  • Co-taught inclusion and
  • self-contained classes for children with special needs
  • A school library with over 11,500 books
  • National Academic League team
  • Senior and Junior chess clubs
  • Intervention teachers and community tutors to support struggling learners

Creativity

  • Fine Arts instruction in early elementary through middle school
  • Ceramics and pottery program
  • Vocal and Instrumental music program
  • 60 piece regionally competitive and recognized school band
  • Traveling all-school choir – The Hamilton Singers
  • Two annual school musicals
  • Dance/tumbling and cheerleading instruction after school
  • Athletics as “Movement and Kinesthetic Art” – Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track
  • Quarterly arts assemblies featuring musical, artistic, spoken word, or dance performances

Reason

  • Ingenuity Program for advanced math and science students
  • Science resource and experimentation teacher for grades 3 through 5
  • Dedicated science teachers and labs for grades 6-8
  • Annual science fair
  • School farm/community gardening space ran by community a Master Gardener
  • Outdoor classroom space
  • Three computer labs and regular computer instruction
  • Five “Tech-Smart” math classrooms equipped with Promethean interactive boards
  • Science focused field trips at all grade levels

Character

  • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) school program
  • Teacher/student mentoring program
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions peer education program
  • Male student self-discipline, martial arts, wrestling, and service learning – Helping Boys Understand
  • Female student service and women’s issues group –
  • The GEMS
  • Sports4Kids character developing recess play and peer coaching program
  • Two social workers and a counselor to develop social skills and address student conflict
  • Partnership with Community Conferencing Mediation Program