Education

 

Springville Griffith Institute

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The communities comprising the Springville-Griffith Institute (S-GI) Central School District are the Village of Springville, Towns of Concord, East Concord, Colden and Collins, and parts of the Towns of Sardinia, Ashford, Aurora, Boston, and East Otto.

The District currently serves approximately 1,800 students and is one of the largest areas of any New York State school district at nearly 149 square miles.  The district has four school buildings—an elementary school (grades K-5) located in Colden, and an elementary school (grades K-5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) located in the Village of Springville. 

The S-GI school district has a long, rich history.  It was established in 1830, and the school was centralized in 1941 and 1953 to combine 33 separate schools. 

The district offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of a diverse community, and it provides excellent educational opportunities for all students and offers unique programs for students with special learning needs, as well as those with interests in vocational training and college level coursework. The district has state of the art computer/technology and distance learning facilities.  

The district offers a comprehensive academic program, a variety of AP courses, computer programing in CAD and graphics, a business education program, a variety of occupational skills programs as well as a wide-range of career and technical education courses, and comprehensive and award winning programs in music, theater, vocal and instrumental music.  The district also offers numerous interscholastic sports which are fully utilized by the students.  The sports program continues to contribute to school and community spirit.

The S-GI district is distinguished by the quality of people who are associated with the schools.  S-GI has a knowledgeable, skilled and veteran instructional staff, and parent and community support is considered essential to maintaining an environment for effective learning.  Educational issues are a main focus, and the District has enjoyed community budget support.

S-GI is an active member of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES and collaborates with the other 26 school districts in the BOCES region.  

St Aloysius Regional School

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St. Aloysius Regional School is proud of our high quality academic program, which includes:

Small class sizes

An Exceptional, dedicated faculty

Teaching of Religious and Moral Values

Foreign Language - Spanish Instruction begins in fifth grade.  Eighth grade students take the NYS BOCES Spanish  Exam.  Students scoring 85% or greater enter high school with Regents credit for  Spanish 1

Advanced Math and Science -  Qualified seventh and eighth grade students take Advanced Math and Earth Science.  Eighth grade students take the Algebra and Earth Science Regents exams and enter high school with Regents credits in math and science.

Fine Arts - Many opportunities are available for arts and music.

Religion - Our Religion curriculum is based on the beliefs of the Catholic Religion.  St. Al's follows the curriculum of the Diocese of Buffalo.  Second grade students receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Third grade students receive First Eucharist. Students attend mass once each week. Grades 1-8 take turns preparing and participating in the liturgy.

ELA - Reading and Writing are an integral part of St. Al's curriculum and are emphasized beginning with Kindergarten on through Eighth Grade.  Our full time Reading teacher is an indispensable member of our staff who works with students needing extra guidance.

League for the Hadicapped

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The Children's League is a subsidiary of our parent organization The League for the Handicapped, Inc.
We are in the process of changing and consolidating our name: eliminating both the League for the Handicapped, Inc. and Preschool Learning Center to become known simply and entirely as The Children's League. Currently, the The Children's League serves approximately 115 children in a center-based program, and it also provides therapeutic and special education services for 50 children in their homes or in other community-based settings. The children we serve have a variety of conditions.

We are driven by the fundamental belief that all children can learn. As such, we are compelled to provide a learning environment that stimulates the child's interest in learning and maximizes educational gains. Further, we are an organization that was built by families who had children with special needs. Many of our current staff  have special family members of their own and as such, we pride ourselves on our focus on families and sensitivity to the unique challenges young families face when they learn that their child has a special need.

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