Welcome to Allendale Elementary School!
Allendale Elementary is devoted to celebrating culture and diversity, encouraging rigor and creativity, and educating the whole child!
Allendale is shifting towards a STEAM oriented curriculum that will use Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The outcome is students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process focuses on technology.
Schools embracing STEAM have reported increase student proficiency in literacy and mathematics especially with students that are traditionally underrepresented in science and technology fields. Students are encouraged to think more broadly about real-world problems.
Currently, Allendale utilizes three mobile Google Chrome carts with 32 workstations for research and inquiry. We will also be adding an "Imagination Station" which is a combination of a Makers Lab and Writer's Workshop and a "Connections" class where students will explore cultural diversity and express the value of differences in meaningful and creative ways. Students will also have music, art, or dance/movement classes weekly.