• Torey J. Sabatini School


    Torey J. Sabatini School is nestled in the midst of a quiet neighborhood.  Parents often walk their children to school.  The learning environment offers each child the opportunity to feel heard and to establish positive relationships with students and staff.  The culture supports rigorous academics while fostering the type of social culture that encourages children to feel emotionally safe, enabling them to fulfill every facet of their academic and social potential.


    The district curriculum and state content standards continue to be the main thrust of the curricular activities at the Torey J. Sabatini School.  A literature-based reading program with strategies for higher level thinking has been enthusiastically implemented.  The students have a core of “real” fiction and non-fiction books, which has stimulated an eagerness to read.  The writing process has resulted in language arts portfolios and books of creative stories and poetry at several grade levels.  Writing across the curriculum receives serious emphasis.  In math, students keep journals and articulate their problem solving strategies.  In social studies, students frequently write summaries of their non-fiction readings. 


    Long-term projects are a regular occurrence, which support our curricular goals and emphasize planning, writing, presentation and subject knowledge.  These projects include those assigned by teachers as well as extra-curricular opportunities such as the Science Bits and Bytes Club and Playwrights’ Club.  Our Computer Literacy program has brought a greater emphasis and availability of technology across all grade levels.  Students also use the internet to retrieve research information and complete varied reports using word processing programs.


    Thinking mathematically is the emphasis of our math instruction.  Portfolio activities and pre and post problem solving assessments provide feedback on the development of problem-solving skills.  Authentic, performance-based science assessments are the core of the curriculum and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of science facts and concepts.  A comprehensive study skills program provides students guidance in the creation of written and oral reports.  A comprehensive health curriculum provides instruction in drug and alcohol abuse, nutrition, family life, human relations, mental health, safety, and physical abuse prevention. 


Last Modified on August 15, 2006