Moreland Hills Elementary School
Moreland Hills School is recognized as an OAESA Ohio Hall of Fame School. This honor is evidence of the high quality instructional program that meets the needs of all students.
Kindergarten continues to address all areas of a child's development - physical, social, emotional, creative, and intellectual. Children are met at their current developmental level and are provided instruction that integrates all curricular areas.
In First Grade, Reading, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Handwriting are included in the curriculum. Students progress steadily in skills and comprehension throughout the year. Creativity, responsibility and independence are encouraged.
The Second Grade staff continues to focus their instruction to meet individual needs and to allow students to begin making connections between curricular areas. The areas studied are Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. Teachers extend their instructional techniques to include research investigations, problem solving, journaling, creative writing and a variety of skill lessons.
As students move to Grades 3-5, classes are organized in teams and teachers and students seek to create a sense of team identity. Classrooms are connected with operable walls to allow students to move from smaller, more intimate instruction to a larger group instruction environment. Teachers continue to plan lessons that integrate the curricular areas of Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. A special science program fosters an early exposure to science exploration and the scientific method.
Throughout the educational experience at Moreland Hills School, the curriculum is supported by educational specialists who provide instruction in art, music, media and physical education. In addition, a guidance program is provided for all students, which is prevention oriented and appropriate to the age and needs of the children. Enrichment activities for students with advanced skills and ability are offered within the classroom setting or in small groups.
In addition, a variety of special services and interventions are provided for students who need further support. These include Reading Recovery, Title I Services, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Special Education. Finally, the educational experience of all students is enhanced through the use of a wide variety of technology tools both in the classrooms and in special areas.