The Belmont Elementary School program (K-4) is designed to assist children in the process of growing up and of preparing them to live useful lives as citizens. Its purpose is to promote maximum growth and development in emotional stability, social adjustment, physical development, and mental abilities as student’s progress through the grades.
The framework of the elementary school is based on the philosophy that public education is the chief instrument for achieving the goals of American democracy. In order that these goals may be attained, the elementary school provides experiences which develop understandings, attitudes, and skills necessary to democratic living and at the same time provide for the adjustment of the individual to the group.
The school and community are inseparable. The program of instruction derives vitality and purpose from the resources of the community and, in turn, lifts and enriches the level of life in the community. The elementary schools recognize that the community consists of individuals who live, work, play and learn together. Those who attend school shall bear the imprint of the family and community life which they have experienced. Teachers shall take advantage of, and build upon, what is already available to the child in her or his environment.