The Westfield campus houses the 1st—8th grades, with students from two and a half years old to kindergarten attending school on the Mountainside campus. Seventy-five percent of the students are from the parishes in Westfield. According to school data, approximately half of the students are from Westfield, with Scotch Plains being the second largest represented municipality.
Founded in 1916, the school stresses religion as a component in the lives of the students. French and Spanish are taught in the school, along with a technology curriculum. Art, music and physical education are a part of the comprehensive academic curriculum. The school contains a variety of extracurricular activities. Extended day care programs are available for students. Sister Maureen Fichner is the principal.
Redeemer Lutheran School has been educating kindergarteners-through-sixth graders since 1953. Adjoining the church of…More the same name built in the 1930s, the school also offers before and after school care programs.
The school integrates technology into the curriculum in each classroom and utilizes nearby Clark Memorial Park for their physical education classes. Students receive swimming instruction each year at the Westfield Area YMCA. Class size is capped at 18 students in each class.
One of Westfield's six public elementary schools, Franklin School prides itself on the school's outdoor garden, where…More students study plants, herbs, flowers, shrubs and vegetables planted by members of the Habitat Club. The school has a character education program and volunteer service opportunities for students, including the Two Lunch Tuesday program, which has Franklin families donating meals to a local service center. All third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms have interactive whiteboards to integrate technology into the classroom. The school features an active Student Council and a bi-monthly student newspaper.
The Parent Teacher Organization has volunteers in Franklin classrooms, cafeteria and Habitat Garden. The PTO runs the Book Fair, cultural assemblies and the Franklin School Store. The PTO also organizes the annual Pumpkin Fair each fall, an annual town-wide event for children and families. The Principal of Franklin Elementary School is Eileen Cambria.
Tamaques School, the only one of Westfield's six public elementary schools not named after a president or…More Revolutionary War leader, includes technology in all aspects of the school. This includes fully networked computers and multimedia capabilities in the library. The fifth graders coordinate school recycling programs and serve as recess buddies for first graders. The school's student council remains active with community service programs townwide.
The Parent Teacher Organization plans Family Fun Night, Math Night, cultural assemblies, plans food-free in-school birthday parties to promote healthy lifestyles, gives all students a Tamaques beach towel on their birthdays and has weekly town halls with the school principal. The principal of Tamaques Elementary School is Michael Cullen.