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Family School (Elementary)

1155 Crest Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-3700 Fax: (541) 790-3705

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Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 153
Principal: Jennifer Hebard <hebard_j@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Karma Carey <carey_k@4j.lane.edu>

Mission Statement:
Family School’s motto, From Roots to Wings, expresses our instructional focus of providing strong foundational skills to nurture students’ independence and lifelong learning.

Program Description:
Family School embraces child-centered learning that involves families, students and teachers working together in a multi-age setting. Our multi-grade classrooms support strong academic achievement. The wide range of skills and abilities in a blended classroom nurture the whole child through peer modeling and cooperation. Combining academics with a strong sense of family-centered community allows for innovative approaches to instruction. We work collaboratively with families to support each student’s success.

School Highlights:

  • Strong academics: Emphasis on literature-based language arts, hands-on math, science and social studies integrated with multicultural themes
  • Explore: Multi-age, choice-based enrichment classes blending grades 1–5 in visual and performing arts, science, handcrafts, 3D design and coding, and other high-interest activities
  • Outdoor school twice: Students attend this 3-day, 2-night outdoor education experience at the end of both 4th and 5th grade
  • Peer mediation program: Students apply, are trained, and work in teams to problem-solve with their peers on the playground and other settings at school
  • STEAM instruction: 3D design and printing, Augmented reality-enhanced learning, block coding, modular robotics, engineering and construction, multi-medium art and creative mathematics
  • Title 1 school: Providing supplemental academic support for individuals in small group settings or one-on-one

School Improvement Goals:

  • Maintain high academic achievement for all students in all academic areas, while staying true to a developmental model.
  • Infuse our ROOTS values, Responsibility, Openness, Observance, Thoughtfulness, and Safety into all school settings.
  • Learn from each other, and treat each other with respect and integrity.

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