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Principal's Message

September 2023

Welcome to Parkway School!

Parkway is a warm and welcoming elementary school, located on eighteen beautiful acres, in what locals describe as “backcountry”. Flanked by rolling hills and quiet country roads, Parkway School is one of eleven elementary schools that serve the town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Home to approximately 250 students, Parkway has two classes at each grade level from kindergarten through grade five, with the exception of third grade, where we have three classes this year. We are a friendly and close knit school community where everyone knows each other by name and greets each other with a smile and helping hand.

Parkway School follows the rigorous curriculum of the Greenwich Public Schools, which is rooted in the Connecticut Core Standards. Parkway students routinely exceed state and local benchmarks in Reading/Language Arts and in Math, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessment and local curriculum-based assessments. The school’s staff includes a cadre of experienced teachers and specialists who work together to meet the unique learning needs of each of our students so that all of them may grow and progress to the highest levels.

Social-Emotional Learning is an integral part of our program. Parkway School follows the district norms (“Be Here, Be Safe, Be Honest, Care for Self And Others, and Let Go and Move On”) and consistently models and encourages kind and respectful behavior. Our school subscribes to the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach, and values and teaches Mindfulness to our students to give them the tools they need to initiate friendships, to peacefully resolve conflict, and make responsible decisions.

As part of the district’s digital learning commitment, Parkway students have access to iPads in Kindergarten through Grade 2, and Chromebooks in Grades 3-5, that are used strategically to enhance classroom instruction and facilitate personalized learning. Students at each level begin the year by taking a Digital Citizenship course to learn how to be responsible users and consumers of the technology.

Please come and visit our lovely campus, where the timeless bounties of nature serve as the backdrop for a comprehensive and innovative education for our students.

Kind regards,

Mary Grandville, Principal