School Five is located in the Albion section of Clifton with approximately 400 students, spanning grade levels kindergarten through fifth grade. There are over 60 skilled staff members working together with students and families to enhance student achievement aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, where students are challenged to reach their full social, emotional, and academic potential. Here, we encourage our students to become lifelong learners by promoting self-confidence, responsibility, and teamwork. We strive to create a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and acceptance, which is enhanced by a strong partnership between home and school. The School Five Family provides a safe, accepting, and respectful environment, celebrating individual differences and learning styles. As a positive school community, we aim to inspire our students to achieve their goals and make education enjoyable for everyone involved. School Five has been working in collaboration with the Rutgers University Boggs Center to implement the NJ PBSIS district-wide initiative targeting a multi-tiered system of support for behavior, conduct, and social-emotional wellness that promotes equity for all students. Through the multi-tiered systems of support, we create environments that promote safety and encourage success while we work collaboratively to achieve student goals.
At School Five, We Are… All S.T.A.R.S! Our overarching expectations are in place to foster a learning community that promotes Safety, Teamwork, Acceptance, and Respect (STAR).