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Elmwood Franklin School

104 New Amsterdam Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216-3399

(716) 877-5035


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We strongly believe in instilling a lifelong love of learning. It is for this reason we have created a unique environment that emphasizes academic achievement, good study skills, and positive character development. Without question, we set high standards. We also give our children the support necessary to meet our expectations. Because we understand the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of young children and early adolescents, we are able to design our program to meet their varying needs.

The Elmwood Franklin academic program gives each child a basic core of knowledge and competency. When they graduate, our students are well-prepared for academically, possessing the skills and demonstrating the qualities needed for new challenges ahead. Graduating students can choose to attend any of our region’s find secondary schools or to take advantage of national international boarding school opportunities.

Yet as a school, we are more than academics. With our strong emphasis on good citizenship, our students learn respect for each other, for property, for environment, and for diversity in culture and viewpoints.

We are a culture of learning, growing, and feeling, dedicated to helping students in every aspect of their development. Our goal is to teach them to become adults who continually grow throughout their lives, for the joy of living is to always reach for rewarding challenges.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00 - 8:30 Welcome
Morning activities
Order lunch
Settle into homerooms

8:30 - 9:30 Whole Group Activity Time
Free Play
Creative Expression/Drama
Gross/Fine Motor Development
Science in Lower School Lab

9:30 - 10:00 Homeroom

10:00 - 11:00 Literature and Readiness Time
Skills Development

11:00 - 11:40 Lunch

11:40 - 12:00 Friendship Club

12:00 - 12:30 Math Exploration

12:30 - 1:00 Gym/Outside Play

1:00 - 2:00 Rest

2:00 - 3:00 Music/Discovery
Social Studies
Special Projects"
Excerpted from the preschool's website