At Jamestown, our mission is to educate all children in an optimal learning environment, preparing them for success now and in the future. We begin each school day with the Jamestown Pledge, as it exemplifies our commitment to our school as a caring place to live and learn:
We care for ourselves,
We care for each other,
We care for our school.
Teachers employ the Responsive Classroom approach to support students’ social and emotional needs along with a demanding academic program. Differentiated instruction is achieved by addressing students’ multiple intelligences and integrating technology. Grade level and vertical teams analyze student work and compile data that drives instructional programming within professional learning communities.
Spanish is part of our Foreign Language in Elementary Schools core curriculum. With an emphasis on collaboration and critical thinking, Spanish enhances and supports the high percentage of our learners who achieve in the advanced range on the SOL state tests. Our Leadership Team and Content Committees (literacy; technology; science and nature; math and Responsive Classroom) meet and plan opportunities for both teachers and parents. These opportunities cover a range of topics from the school's annual goals to the integration of technology and Responsive Classroom strategies, to literacy and math related events for parents.
In collaboration with the parents, the Jamestown staff is committed to excellence, high expectations, and the successful academic, social, and emotional development of students. We strive to empower students to be responsible for their own learning.
At Jamestown Elementary School students are actively engaged in challenging learning experiences. Instruction is interactive and meaningful. The staff displays a variety of student work and provides the resources to support and enhance the learning process. All members of the Jamestown Community work together to support school goals. Students, staff, and community work together as lifelong learners, continuing to grow as productive, caring, and self-reliant citizens.