Southdown Primary School
Southdown Primary School is a place where children flourish in an academic environment of respect, encouragement and high expectation.
Southdown's faculty is extraordinary; comprised of early childhood specialists who value and encourage children to explore, create and make meaning from the world around them. Learning is child-centered with differentiated instruction that meets the needs of all learners. From Reading Recovery, an intensive one-to-one remedial reading program for first graders, through the Reading Rockets and Quest, enrichment programs that challenge students with a focus on literacy and mathematics with problem solving, all children are presented with a rigorous and meaningful academic program.
Southdown School is delighted to offer a unique dual language program that is distinctive and comprised of equal amounts of native English and Spanish speaking students who together absorb the new language through rich vocabulary and content experiences. The outcome is confident bilingual and bi-literate students at the end of fifth grade.
Faculty and support staff members encourage and support a strong home-school partnership. The Southdown School community believes that children are most successful when parents and teachers work together in an atmosphere of respect and understanding.
Southdown's very active PTA chapter plans interesting and enjoyable events for the entire family, from Family Movie Night and the Fitness Challenge to the annual book fair events - children benefit from dedicated and enthusiastic PTA volunteers!
Happy and energetic students fill Southdown's classrooms. The school has been serving the community since 1955 and will continue to do so far into the future.