Jenkintown Schools foster academic, social, and emotional growth of all students within a small, nurturing community grounded in tradition. We cultivate character, encourage participation, celebrate learning, and inspire minds to achieve personal excellence through effort and creative exploration. Our students will thrive in an academically challenging environment that values diversity, respect and responsibility. Our students will become lifelong learners, creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and effective communicators.
In 2015 the School District of Jenkintown is a place where personal relationships provided by the small setting encourage a cooperative spirit, shared respect and responsibility, support for each other and a commitment to education that enables students to meet the challenging expectations of our global community. The district is creatively proactive and responds to the changing demands in education and society.
Authentic, relevant and exciting standards-based learning permeates each classroom. Diverse learning takes place through a variety of experiences that includes community service, participation in global research projects, fine and applied arts, self-directed learning, expanded partnerships with businesses, colleges and universities, all of which is facilitated by the teacher. High expectations for students exceed those expressed by state and national standards.
Technology is completely infused into the learning process. Students learn through synchronous and asynchronous activities. Through technology, cultural sensitivity and expanded world language skills, students are problem solving and discussing issues with the global community. Parents have access to current and accurate records of standards-based student data and curriculum, providing parents with real-time information about their child’s development.
The School District of Jenkintown is the educational, cultural and recreational center of our area. Within this community of care, we all take pride in our overall wellness, sustainable environment, and celebrate the accomplishments of our peers. Pride in ones school color continues to be a source of excitement, spirit and identity with the past, present and future.