John Wilson Intermediate School 211 provides each student a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation and excellence in learning. We received three A’s on our progress report for 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school year. In addition, we have received a well developed on our quality review. Our classes are academically stimulating and differentiated for each and every child. We have a weekend preparatory program in English Language Arts and Mathematics. We achieve academically due to the support from our parents and community partnerships. We create an environment that nurtures the entire child.
With our three small learning communities, we strive to provide quality, academically rigorous, developmentally appropriate, standards-based instruction through integrated teaching practices that are experiential, child-centered and project based. An on-going, teacher driven, professional development program inspires a commitment to learning and ensures a sustainable future for all our students. Through these measures our children will develop necessary skills to become self-sufficient and contribute responsibly in a global community.
Our sixth grade classes are fully assimilated into the middle school experience. They are programmed for core academic subjects in blocks of time to promote opportunities for deeper reflection on core academic concepts and to provide students with increased opportunities for hands on work, technology integration into the content areas and cooperative learning. Teacher specialists are provided in all content areas to provide differentiated instruction to all students based on their learning styles and needs. All of our sixth grade classrooms are equipped with Tablet PC’s obtained through the I Teach, I Learn program. Students are fully trained to use the technology in all content areas to promote awareness of technology to better prepare them for the 21st century. Upon entry into the school, students will be placed into one of three small thematic academies based on their expressed interests.