Mission and Values

    ​The mission of Emerald Elementary is to provide a comprehensive , literacy-based education to a diverse student population in a neighborhood school setting. ​

    In our Emerald community, children are equally supported to reach their greatest potential.  We are an innovative, progressive and high-achieving neighborhood school that equitably educates all students in a safe, supportive environment.  We foster successful, curious, lifelong learners who confidently embrace the challenges and opportunities of their time. 
    Motto:  We're on FIRE!  Our staff and students have Focus, Integrity, Respect, Empathy
    Academic Program & Approaches:
    We follow the BVSD curriculum in all subject areas. BVSD’s curriculum is based on the Common Core Standards.   Emerald uses a balanced literacy approach that includes all components of reading and writing (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension).  Our balanced literacy program is taught with real world books that promote a life long love of reading.  Our math resource is Math Expressions which uses a blended approach to math instruction. This includes traditional algorithms as well as innovative approaches to understanding numbers.
    For more information on the BVSD curriculum visit the website: http://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/Pages/default.aspx