The H.W.MountzSchool provides a challenging educational environment for its 259 students in Pre-K through eighth grade. The average class size of 17, together with in-class support and other extra-help programs, offers a comprehensive instructional delivery system to meet our children's educational needs.
H. W. Mountz students receive instruction in a full range of academic subjects, the arts and developmental activities. Offerings include integrated language arts/reading, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, foreign language/culture, health, music, art and computers. Our Pre-K-4 academic program is self-contained; our 5-8 program is organized within a middle school framework - students visit different classrooms for their major academic subjects. Special program offerings include academic interventions for both struggling and accelerating students, after-school enrichment activities, high engagement in technology through Smart Boards, laptops, and our TV studio, and our unique MUSST (Mountz Uniting Students and Seniors Together) program.
Our small size allows us to get to know all our students on an individualized basis while offering a variety of programs and services to complement our academic curriculum, which is closely aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and the National Common Core Standards. These programs, which enhance the educational experiences of our students, include, but are not limited to, the following:
full-day Kindergarten utilizing the Tools of the Mind Curriculum
half-day Pre-Kindergarten program utilizing the Tools of the Mind Curriculum
1-8 lab-based science curriculum taught by a science specialist
TV media center highlighting daily news and various curricular projects
·exposure to Spanish culture and instruction in Spanish language for students grades K-8
·an arts program that is integrated into the regular curricular areas
·an interscholastic sports program to provide team experiences for students grades 5-8
·a Gifted-and-Talented enrichment program, which offers opportunities for identified students to develop their skills and talents
·two fully-equipped computer labs and wireless laptop carts to enhance the regular curriculum
·a character-developing program that fosters respect and anti-bullying theme
·a school counselor to help meet the immediate social and developmental needs of our students
·special education programs and services promoting, when appropriate, the inclusion of special needs students within the regular program of instruction
·a comprehensive substance abuse awareness program in all grades featuring D.A.R.E. in grade 5
·a fully-equipped library/media center for borrowing books and a computer center to develop research skills and the use of the Internet
·a broad range of enrichment and extra-curricular programs featuring band, chorus, Student Council, Peer Mediators, Yearbook Committee, and the National Junior Honor Society.
Central to the success of our school is the active involvement of the many volunteers who contribute their services to H.W.MountzSchool. Through organizations such as the P.T.A., Spring Lake Educational Foundation, School Sports Booster Club, Recreation Association, 8th Grade Fundraising, and the Spring Lake Drug Alliance, our students receive a wide variety of special programs, projects, trips, and activities, including valuable cultural arts experiences. The cooperation and support of our parents is a powerful motivation for success at H. W. Mountz. We are very proud of our school/parent/community relationship and the success we have had in promoting lifelong learning.
At H.W.MountzSchool, excellence is the norm, not the exception. An outstanding educational program in a small, neighborhood school with a wonderful tradition is the hallmark of the H.W.MountzSchool and the SpringLakeSchool District.