Bradley Beach Elementary School District (25-0500)

Bradley Beach Elementary School District

Located in coastal Monmouth County, the Bradley Beach Elementary School District is a one-school district where a culturally diverse, progressive staff works tirelessly to provide a rigorous academic experience to our student population. The Bradley Beach School District provides for the needs of students in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. In addition to the academic programs including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, the district provides opportunities for students to learn skills in the areas of computer technology, performing arts and music, visual arts, media skills and physical/health education, as well as numerous extra-curricular activities. The District also provides for students with special needs through a special education program consisting of resource rooms and inclusion programs that provide in-class support.

The District has an ongoing process of curriculum review and development to coordinate the instructional programs in Bradley Beach with the Core Content State Standards (CCSS). Each discipline area is reviewed to ensure curriculum alignment; effective instructional strategies are being implemented; age appropriate materials are being acquired for instructional application; and the effectiveness of each program is measured by student achievement data. During the 2016-2017 school year the District will continue an intensified focus on improving student success and achievement in all areas of literacy through the implementation of the Workshop method of instruction. Bradley Beach has also demonstrated a commitment to developing technological literate students, as we have implemented a one to one program for students in grades 5 through 8.

The Bradley Beach School District encourages parents to be involved in their children's education. A very active and dedicated Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) continues to grow in size. The PTO provides wonderful support through funding and organizing numerous student events, as well as providing teacher mini-grants for undertaking innovative units of study. The PTO has also dedicated time, energy, and resources to help support the growth of technology throughout the district. The Bradley Beach parents, teachers and administrators are committed to maintaining open lines of communication to support an effective education for all students.

In Bradley Beach, we believe that the education of our children is a collaborative effort involving parents, teachers and all the resources of the community. Our mission states: "The Bradley Beach School District is dedicated to providing a dynamic learning experience that promotes academic excellence, develops high levels of responsibility and citizenship, and instills a true appreciation of diversity and a sense of community. Our commitment is to provide progressive educational programs ensuring that all students reach their highest potential as demonstrated through achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core Content Standards. Our mission is to educate students to excel in a changing world."

The 2016-2017 school year is also an exciting time as we begin our strategic planning process to help develop a three to five year Strategic Plan that will help us to develop the roadmap for our district’s future. We invite all members of the community to join us on the development of our strategic plan, as this will act as the backdrop to our decision making process during an ever evolving educational landscape.

It is an exciting time to be a Breaker! We invite all of New Jersey to not only come enjoy the beauty associated with our beaches, but to come witness the continued growth of our district.