Harrison Elementary School 148 N Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ07039 The Harrison School serves approximately 550 students in grades K-5, offering basic education, enrichment opportunities…More and special needs programs. The school is named after Amos W. Harrison, a life-long Livingston resident and former president of the Board of Education. Harrison School's mascot is the hawk, and the school colors are blue and gold.
Little Tots Academy 34 Okner Pkwy, Livingston, NJ07039 Little Tots Academy was founded in 1995 and has been in its current location for 11 years. Its stated goal is a…More commitment to the development of the whole child. Owners and directors Lisa Van Loon and Angela Salvo are proud of the positive feedback they receive from elementary schools about their graduates. Besides its regular educational activities, Little Tots offers special enrichment classes at no extra cost, in areas such as gymnastics, Spanish and creative movement. The regular teachers are all certified and Special Instructors are licensed.
Stepping Stones is an early childhood program and elementary school for children who are infants and up to the age of…More ten. Located at Trinity Covenant Church, the school's curricula are specially designed for children with Down Syndrome or other cognitive impairments. The goal of this program and school is to encourage children to reach their highest potentials and developmental skills.
This school has a staff of certified special education teachers, as well speech, occupational and physical therapists and a team of trained volunteer aides, all of whom make a one-on-one learning experience possible for each and every child that attends Stepping Stones. Each student has an individually tailored education plan, that is developed by his or her school district's Child Study Team in collaboration with the parents.
The Stepping Stones Transdisciplinary Team evaluates prospective students to determine their eligibility for the program. Tuition is paid by parents on a sliding scale basis. Pre-kindergarten and primary grade students receive sponsorship and transportation services from their local school districts.
This early learning center is an outreach of Grace Lutheran Church and is adjacent to the church. The school opened…More in 2005 and provides a Montessori-based education, which integrates Christian principles, but the school welcomes students of all faiths. Students enjoy a variety of opportunities to explore and discover the world around them and are encouraged to reach their full potential socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
The supportive environment here is made possible by the school's well-strained staff, as well as, participating parents, church members and friends who volunteer their time and resources to the school.
The school offers a discount for sibling enrollment and can accommodate certain special needs children. Parents are welcome to contact the school's director, Lakeisha Osborne, M.P.A., for further information.
The Livingston Public School system has an enrollment of 5,646 students in kindergarten through grade 12 as of…More September 2009.
The school system has approximately one teacher for every 15 pupils. This includes special education teachers and subject specialists in art, music, technology, and health and physical education. The school district has certified school nurses, media specialists, reading specialists, guidance counselors, resource center teachers, gifted and talented/enrichment teachers, and child study team members.
The average elementary class size is approximately 20 students. The middle and high school class sizes are slightly higher and vary depending on subject. An advanced foreign language class may have as few as eight pupils while a health or physical education class may have as many as 30 pupils.
The school system has 518 certified instructional members on staff with the following designations:
• 17 have a doctoral level degree • 262 have a master's degree plus 16 or 32 credits • 102 have a master's degree • 76 have a bachelor's degree plus 16 or 32 • 61 have a bachelor's degree
Many staff members are long-term employees. The breakdown of years of employment is as follows:
• 20 have 30 or more years of service • 42 have from 20-29 years of service • 134 have from 10-19 years of service