From preschool through grade six, Ansonia Elementary has a population close to 400 students. We are the next best thing to a family. Our school is a welcoming place for children and adults.
Our goal is for all children to become independent readers, writers and thinkers. Our academic areas cover reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. We offer physical education and music to all students. Art is offered to students in K-4. Keyboarding, life skills and choir are offered to all 5th and 6th graders. All classrooms in grades K-4 have iPads in the classroom to use in small group work. Two computer labs and two computer laptop carts are available for teachers to use to teach keyboarding, computer literacy, research and test taking skills.
Smart boards and document cameras are in most of the classrooms. Teachers infuse this wonderful technology daily in their classrooms. We offer a part-time gifted instructor for students that qualify for that service in grades 3-6. Based on frequent assessments we offer intervention for students, which is held before, during and after school in math and reading.
Ansonia Elementary welcomes volunteers and we offer many ways for you to become involved! Other volunteers become involved through the "Three For Me" volunteer program. This program allows parents and community members to volunteer by cutting out items, baking cookies, helping at after school functions and various other activities the school needs help and assistance. Ansonia Reads is a specific volunteer program where a volunteer is paired with a student to help one on one with their reading. Volunteers are also used in the Tiger Book Club which sends home books nightly with students in K-3 geared to that child’s reading level.
"Three For Me" is coordinated through our Ansonia Parent Alliance (APA). Our parent group is very supportive of the school.