Mrs. Kim Leimer , Principal
West Kingston Elementary School exists to treasure each child.
Hand in hand, all those in our community will honor and respect a love of KNOWLEDGE
and provide an atmosphere of excellence, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Dear West Kingston "Hawks" Families,
I am delighted to welcome you to our school! West Kingston Elementary School is known for its warm and welcoming community of faculty, staff, and families.
At West Kingston, every child is valued for his or her unique qualities and gifts. We truly embody our mission of fostering a love of learning, and offering students pathways towards excellence, creativity, and enthusiasm for learning. We actively engage our Kindergarten through 4th grade students in learning through:
- a workshop model of reading and writing instruction (we are an affiliate district of the Teachers College, Columbia Reading & Writing Project)
- a district-designed math curriculum
- hands-on science learning
- visual and performing arts
- physical education
- a library-media program
- learning in our outdoor nature classroom
- free play in our beautiful outdoor area bordered by forest and farmland
As well as these opportunities, families have the choice to enroll children in our Spanish-English dual-language instructional program (DLI), which prepares students to participate in our multicultural, multilingual society. In DLI, students acquire language while simultaneously learning social and academic content. DLI currently serves Kindergarten and 1st grade, and will grow by one grade level each year through 4th grade. Families that do not select DLI have the option to place their child in an English-only classroom. We are happy to have a conversation with you regarding program options to determine a good fit for your child.
Last but not least, at West Kingston, there is a true partnership between home and school. We have an active, supportive PTO dedicated to enriching students' experiences, which all families are invited to join. We invite ongoing two-way dialogue between families and our faculty and staff, because we know that children's school experiences are best when parents and teachers work together as a team. We welcome you!
Kim Leimer, Principal