School Mission

Our mission is to expose students to various STEAM explorations that will empower them to make conscientious decisions about their future endeavors. In partnership with parents and the community, Abington Avenue School will offer innovative and unique opportunities that will develop students’ creative abilities. The comprehensive rigor of these experiences will provide students with the 21st century tools to align their passions with future careers.


Core Beliefs

Our primary purpose is to improve student achievement.
Effective instruction makes the biggest difference in the academic performance of students.
There is no excuse for poor quality instruction (No exceptions, No excuses; No alibis…).
With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as students who are not at risk.
Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.


The Big Picture

Establish & Communicate the Core beliefs with all stakeholders
Improve the quality of Instruction
Principal-Administrators are all Instructional Leaders
Create a Culture of Instructional feedback
Align the classroom and district curriculum with the NJ Student Learning Standards
Build Leadership Capacity
Align the budget to fund the priorities of the school
Increase PD opportunities and improve teacher recruitment, induction, and retention processes, to         ensure we keep the best and hire the brightest teachers.