About Craig Elementary School

Two female students smiling

Craig School dates back to a one-room school house located at the top of Aqueduct Hill in the 1800s. Craig opened its doors to students in its current location in 1949 and today serves approximately 400 students in grades K-5.

School Hours

7:55 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Craig School Mission

We can…and will work together to do our best so every child can be

Craig School Motto

We can be Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn!

Craig School Vision

The CULTURE at Craig School:

  • reflects high expectations for students’ academic achievement and personal growth
  • models enthusiasm for learning
  • provides an emotionally and physically safe, healthy, and aesthetically appealing school environment
  • respects cultural diversity fosters supportive reflection and collective opportunities for growth in the service of student achievement
  • reflects a commitment to actively participate in school and district initiatives

The CURRICULUM at Craig School:

  • follows a sequentially organized program that is cohesive, integrated, developmentally appropriate, and student centered
  • strives to be flexible in meeting the needs of students with all learning styles and abilities
  • provide opportunities to focus on depth rather than breadth with emphasis on quality and mastery
  • incorporates opportunities for collaborative programs and projects

The INSTRUCTION at Craig School:

  • plans and provides essential and consistent opportunities for student learning and critical thinking
  • is guided by monitoring student daily performance and the results of a range of assessments
  • reflects an understanding of current educational concepts and methods
  • uses effective differentiated experiences to best meet student needs
  • is guided by collaboration among teachers

To realize this vision at Craig School, colleagues, students, parents, and community will:

  • strive to develop mutually respectful relationships
  • demonstrate a positive, cooperative approach to people and situations
  • build supportive partnerships which include open, honest, timely, and informative communications and shared responsibility
  • seek opportunities for parental involvement in children’s learning
  • recognize and celebrate efforts and achievements

November 2014