Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement
The Park Ridge School District is committed to the mission of educating all students to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels. The district will nurture all students to be life long learners, ethical and responsible citizens, and independent, productive members of a global society.
Elementary Gifted & Talented Program
The Gifted & Talented Program for students in grades K-2 is a "push in" model. The G & T teacher will go into each general education class in grades K-2 two times per month. The program is called PETS. The word PETS is an acronym which stands for Primary Education Thinking Skills. To learn more about the PETS curriculum click on the link below.
Click here for PETS (Grades K-2)
The Gifted & Talented Program for students in grades 3-6 is a "pull out" model. The G & T teacher will meet with the identified students two times per week during the regular school day. The program is called Owls' Pride. To learn more about the Owls' Pride curriculum click on the link below.
Click here for Owls' Pride (Grades 3-6)
Nomination Process for Grades 2-5
Nomination is defined as those students to be considered for identification and inclusion into the Owls' Pride Program. These are students who will be further assessed and from which the district will identify the qualified students for acceptance into the program. Any parent who is interested in nominating their child in current grades two through five are invited to attend a meeting in March. We will post the exact date and time of the meeting when it is confirmed.
Mrs. Ellen McGuinness
Elementary Gifted & Talented Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Bernardo
Director of Special Programs & Student Services
by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone at: 201.573.6000 ext. 1301