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Elementary Curriculum

K-5 Curriculum Overview


English Language Arts

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards drive the English Language Arts instruction for the Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES). The Journeys © 2017 English Language Arts program, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, incorporates a close reading routine and online tools to develop skills and strategies which enable students to interact with rigorous, authentic texts. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning as they acquire the literacy skills necessary to become independent thinkers, readers, and writers.


The Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES) utilize enVision 2.0 by Pearson in grades K-5. This standard-based curriculum focuses on problem solving, cooperative, hands-on learning and is based on the NCTM and the NJSLS for Math.  The areas of focus address the following Domains: Counting and Cardinality (grade K), Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations in Fractions (grades 3-5), Geometry, Measurement and Data, and the Mathematical Practices are incorporated in all Domains.


In order to ensure college and career readiness, the Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES) utilize a hands-on approach to learning science in all grade K-5 classrooms. By utilizing Techbook by Discovery Education and Picture Perfect Science, the science curriculum incorporates high interest topics infused with literacy that is then combined with interactive projects. The curriculum embeds scientific and engineering practices in physical, life, and earth sciences as noted in the NJSLS for Science.

Social Studies

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards drive the Social Studies instruction for the Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES), which focus on a deep understanding of concepts and development of skills. Students are encouraged to think critically and systematically about a variety of issues in order to become productive, informed members of local, state, and global communities.

Director of K-5 English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Special Subjects
Darlene Noel
Phillipsburg School District 
908-454-3400 x1025
Director of K-5 Mathematics, Science, and Gifted & Talented  
Stephanie Condon
Phillipsburg School District
908-454-3400 x1026