From The Principal

 

Welcome to McKinley Elementary School’s home page. We are using our website as another way to communicate with McKinley families and the greater community. We hope you will find it a useful source of information about our school.

McKinley School is a neighborhood kindergarten – fifth grade school with approximately 450 students. This year we have five kindergarten classes, three classes in grade 1, and four classes in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5. Ours is a learning community with a diverse student population. Our students were born in 13 countries other than the U.S. and 25 different languages are spoken in our homes. We are proud of our diversity and know that by building understanding and respect for cultural differences, we are preparing students to co-exist peacefully in a multi-cultural world.

Although we come from different backgrounds and cultures, we come to McKinley with the same belief – We are Family. We accept each other. We care about each other. We are here for each other. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure that rigorous, joyful learning is experienced every day by every student in a safe, supportive environment.

McKinley School is particularly proud of its arts education. Here are some extracurricular opportunities for McKinley students:

  • McKinley Singers
  • Ballet for Breakfast
  • Drama Club

McKinley School is blessed with an energetic, enthusiastic and involved parent body devoted to supporting the efforts of our great staff. Our PTA sponsors a variety of special events and programs throughout the school year which contribute enormously to our sense of community and love for our school.

We are also fortunate to have a special affiliation with both the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and the United Way. Wakeman provides mentoring and after-school programs for McKinley students both on-site and at their Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse. As a “School of Hope”, we receive an annual grant from the United Way which funds numerous programs designed to improve literacy in grades K-3.

McKinley School is proud of its dedicated staff, exceptional programs, supportive parents and outstanding students.

Leslie C. Pearson

Principal