Mr. Matthew Lembo
With an enrollment of 437 students in grades K-4, Milltown School maintains a belief that all children have the potential to learn. Our goal is to create a school environment that enables each child to become a confident and resourceful learner.
We believe that the best preparation for a fast-changing world is an education that cultivates discovery, uses technology as a tool for learning, and celebrates diversity. We are using Netbooks, Tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks to allow children experiences with researching and discovering their passion. Our children have access to an inclusive school community, a comprehensive curriculum, and an enriched learning climate that enables them to reach their potential. This belief is exemplified by our English as a Second Language (ESL) and specialized programs that provide focused instruction in the general education setting.
Our approach encourages many opportunities for individualized learning and ensures that students receive personal attention. Milltown School is well suited to students with diverse needs. We have specialists that support children in all areas. Specifically, English as a Second Language, Special Education, and Intervention Specialists work closely with classroom teachers to address the specific needs of diverse learners. We also have a School Counselor who provides social and emotional support for all children.
We have a strong literary foundation, promoting reading and writing for every child. Through a comprehensive literacy approach, children are engaged in meaningful and purposeful reading and writing experiences daily. We continue to utilize Good Habits Great Readers/Writers as a guide for our Language Arts instruction and we are seeing wonderful results. The common components of this approach are: Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Modeled Reading, Independent Writing, Shared Writing, and Guided Writing.
Milltown uses a combination of resources to meet the needs of all math learners, including HSP Math, OnCore, and Math in Focus. The math curriculum provides balanced instruction that is differentiated and meets the needs of our diverse student body. An emphasis on real world problem solving that requires the application of knowledge acquired, communication of mathematical ideas, mastery of math facts and fundamental math skills allows teachers to provide students with the variety of tools they need for success. Through daily routines, extension exercises, writing about math, and home based/online activities, the children are presented mathematical challenges.
While our literacy and math programs take up the majority of the students' day, science, social studies, health and character education are important parts of our curriculum as well. Science at Milltown involves active, hands-on explorations that help our students build their understanding of key concepts. We are building our capacity to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in line with the global trends in these areas. Our social studies instruction is literature based and incorporates cross curricular projects and activities. Art, Music, Library, Technology and Physical Education also compliment a student's daily schedule.
Milltown is committed to keeping families engaged in their children's education, both at home and at school. An outstanding Parent-Teacher Organization gives us tremendous support for students and staff by providing cultural arts assemblies and school enrichment programs. Our Milltown Community of Caring Organization provides opportunities for our entire school community to engage in service learning projects throughout the year.
Milltown is a school where learning happens for the children as well as the adults connected to our school community. We encourage shared partnerships, vision, and growth from our entire school community.
Mr. Matthew J. Lembo