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Our School

Our Roots

Renaissance One, or Paterson Public School Number One, was created in 1992 to alleviate overcrowding in our district. It currently serves the elementary level from Pre-K through 5th Grade.

Entering our twenty-seventh year, our focus remains on the study of humanities through the use of integrated thematic planning. Working together as a professional learning community, our unwavering commitment of meeting academic needs has enabled us to, not only narrow, but close the achievement gap for the students we serve.

Our Plan

Our Action Plan addresses the needs of our students in a cohesive and organized manner, implementing differentiation of instruction. The departure point for meeting these expectations is the Common Core State Standards. Students strive to achieve standards through an integrated thematic approach. The domains of Multiple Intelligence enable us to utilize a variety of activities inclusive of areas of concentration in Music and Art via the Paterson Music Project and the participation of students in various Clubs:  Art, Music, Garden, and Fitness Clubs to accommodate all teaching and learning styles. Implementation of the Responsive Classroom Program establishes a social and academic context for learning.

The Renaissance One Difference

The academic strength of School One stems from the faculty's dedication to providing a research-based, balanced literacy program, and meeting the individualized needs of each student. Instructional strategies include mainstreaming and inclusion and research-based computer programs.

It is our vision and our mission to share responsibility with the entire educational community to provide a safe, caring environment. We support children emotionally, socially, and cognitively in an intellectually stimulating setting where individual ideas are valued.

The Future

We remain committed to refining our professional learning community, developing collective learning goals and fostering continuous school-wide improvement in preparing out students to achieve academic excellence