Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of student does well at The Elisabeth Morrow School?

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The Admissions Committee selects students who display curiosity about life and learning, who can work both independently and cooperatively and who are respectful and considerate of others.

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What is the class size?

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The three-year-old program through kindergarten class sizes range from 14 to 18 on average with two full-time teachers in each classroom. First through fifth grade classes range from 16 to 18 on average with one homeroom teacher in each classroom. Sixth through eighth grade range from 16 to 18 on average and are fully departmentalized. Students in all grades go outside the classroom for subjects such as science, music, and physical education. The overall ratio of students to teachers is 7:1.

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Is there support for students who may need it?

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Resource teachers are available to extend the curriculum for those who need further challenge and support those whose skills need added instruction.

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Does the school provide transportation?

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The School works with several private bus companies. Depending on the location of a family, some school busing can be arranged through the School's Transportation Coordinator. Additionally, it is suggested that families contact their local public school board in the towns in which they live. Towns vary in their level of support, but it is important to explore these options. Families also make carpool arrangements. For more information about school bus transportation, please contact the Office of Admissions at 201.568.5566 ext. 7212.

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Is lunch provided by the School?

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Snack is provided by the School for all students. Families are asked to provide lunch for students in the Three-Year-Old Program and Prekindergarten. Students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight may bring lunch from home or order through the lunch program (lunch orders are placed four times during the school year). The pre-ordered lunches are delivered to the school each day.

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How is security handled on campus?

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Teachers and administrators greet students at all entrances each day, and all school doors are locked after 9:00 am by a controlled access security system. There is a receptionist at the front door of each building. Personnel will escort children as needed.

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What is the dress code?

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We believe that a dress code emphasizing neat and conservative attire helps to focus students on their schoolwork and promotes considerate behavior. The dress code varies by grade level.

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How much homework is assigned?

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Students in the three-year-old program through kindergarten are not assigned homework. Nevertheless, reading with children before they go to sleep at night is strongly encouraged.

Beginning in first grade, students are expected to complete homework assignments that are age-appropriate and that will help them to review and expand upon class work. The amount increases gradually from twenty minutes up to two hours in Middle School.

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Where do students go after graduating from The Elisabeth Morrow School?

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Students explore a range of school options with the support of the Secondary School Placement Coordinator. The process begins towards the end of seventh grade and continues throughout the eighth grade year. For a list of secondary schools our graduates attend, please click "Where Our Graduates Go" from the navigation column at left.

Contact

For more information regarding Admissions or to schedule your tour of The Elisabeth Morrow School, please contact: 

Kathleen Visconti

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Jan Keshishian

Assistant Director of Admissions

201.568.5566 x7212
admissions@elisabethmorrow.org