Instruction & Policy

  • St. Helena Primary School serves 260 students in TK to 2nd grade with research-based core academic programs which promote mastery of the Common Core State Standards. At St. Helena Primary School, students find abundant opportunities to apply past learning, extend their skills and widen their horizons. Our school is an innovative and child-focused learning community. We strongly believe in and support the potential of each student.

    To enhance the sense of interconnectedness within our school community, we start each morning with a whole school Flag Salute.

    Our instructional schedule includes large blocks of core curricular instruction with curriculum including Benchmark ELA, GoMath, and FOSS science. Our instructional program is enhanced by our 1:1 Device Project.

    As a complement to our strong core academic programs, we offer an array of enrichment opportunities for students. We believe that the arts and physical-fitness education are fundamental to the development of well-rounded citizens, so all students participate in music, visual and performing arts, and physical education. In addition, robust “being-there” and "being-here" study trips and hands-on learning activities add meaning and relevance to our academic programs.