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George Washington Carver Elementary School offers approximately 550 students from grades K through 8 an engaging and challenging academic program. In addition, students are involved in a variety of after school activities that offer enrichment, support and exploration. Students have use of a state-of-the-art networked computer lab, which affords them instant access to the internet  and and a STEM Science Lab which allows for a hands-on scientific experience. Classrooms are equipped with a Technology Center which consist of 2-4 laptops so that problem-based learning projects can be further enhanced by infusing technology into daily learning.

Students participate in Art, Music (instrumental and vocal) and Physical Education classes. The After School All-Stars Program provides tutorial and recreational services to provide students with an opportunity to raise their academic levels in reading, writing and math through artistic expressions.

George Washington Carver offers a variety of clubs and after school programs in which children can become involved. Such programs meet the students’ needs, interests and help to motivate and enhance their self-esteem. To improve PARCC scores in 3rd through 8th grade, students can take advantage of before school, after school and Saturday PARCC Academies.

The Health Zone provides health care services to our students and is a school-based clinic affiliated with Jewish Renaissance Medical Center.

The primary resource for the literacy K-5 curriculum is the Harcourt Trophies literacy series and the primary resource for the 6-8 literacy curriculum is the McDougal Littell literacy series. These programs support instruction in reading, vocabulary, language, and writing. Students are engaged in a balanced literacy program five days a week for 100 minutes each day. The primary resource for the K-5 mathematics curriculum is the Everyday Math program and the primary resource for the 6-8 mathematics curriculum is the Connected Math program. George Washington Carver offers students a rigorous course of study that is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

George Washington Carver Elementary School is also the home of Bruce Street School for the Deaf, one of the oldest (100+ years old) day programs in the country serving deaf and hard of hearing students from ages 3-15.

All students who attend George Washington Carver/Bruce Street School are challenged to excel academically, socially and morally.

Proper Education Always Corrects Errors – PEACE!