Vanderlyn is a school focused on building a solid foundation for our students. Vanderlyn teachers teach in a heterogeneous classroom differentiating for the needs of all students. Vanderlyn delivers our students a well-rounded curriculum that includes the arts, music and physical education. We teach with project based and experiential learning, literacy education, and task based math instruction. We incorporate technology throughout the school. The arts focus on art history, style, creativity and expression. Physical education focuses on skill development, creative movement, and health education. We celebrate our accomplishments. We embrace our diversity. Our culture is one of transparency. We value the partnership between teachers, parents and the administration. We have a commitment to community-based service. We create an environment that fosters a love of learning, character development, and citizenship.
The Vanderlyn community is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in academics and behavior; united we contribute to a positive and challenging educational environment which inspires life-long learning, international thinking, and productive citizenship.
It is a belief at Vanderlyn that all children can learn and have the right to a safe and secure learning environment. We also believe that students should demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and the environment. The school community must model and hold the highest expectations for all. Integral to the education process is the participation of parents and community.
- Hold high expectations for ALL
- Value and promote parent involvemen
- Regard quality public education as essential
- Honor universal human rights
- Contribute to the common good of our community
Teacher Excellence at Vanderlyn
An excellent teacher diligently takes ownership of his/her professional development by reflecting on their own practice and the needs of students; is proficient with content and its delivery; is willing to seek resources, assess and differentiate with compassion and kindness to inspire lifelong learning and higher student achievement; is committed to collaborating with teachers, parents and community.