Academics

Elementary School

The Elementary School curriculum (grades 1-5) focuses on four core subject areas – English Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Thinking Maps are used throughout the curriculum to help students understand abstract concepts.

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  • Elementary School Overview

    Our Elementary School comprises grades 1 through 5. Most classes use American Sign Language, although a few classrooms use an auditory/oral approach to communication. All classrooms have FM amplification systems. Individual and group speech therapy sessions are provided as indicated on each student’s IEP (link to speech therapy page).

    The school day starts at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday, from September through June. There is a six-week, full-day summer school program in July and August.
    • Each classroom is staffed by a certified Master’s level teacher and assistant
    • Small class size with 8 students per class
    • Free bus transportation
    • Breakfast and lunch provided
    • Tuition-free (funding is provided by the student’s home school district)
    • On-site school nurse
  • Assessments

    Annual assessments for elementary students include Fountas & Pinnell (literacy) and NWEA (math & ELA), SESAT and SAT (Stanford Achievement Test). Students also take mandated New York State Pupil Performance Tests in Language Arts (grades 3-5), Mathematics (grades 3-5), and Science (grade 4).
  • Curriculum

    The curriculum follows the New York State Department of Education standards. Subjects include:
    • English language arts (reading, writing, communication)
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social studies
    • Health/Family Living
  • Family Resources

    Learning is a collaborative effort between the teacher, the child and the family. Lexington offers a number of resources to help parents support their child’s development.
    • Family liaison (link to Family Liaison page)
    • Parent Staff Association (link to PSA page)
    • Free parent workshops
    • Back-to-School Night, parent-teacher conferences and open houses
    • Discounted fees for Lexington’s sign language classes
  • Parent Handbook

  • Special Celebrations

    Lexington holds special events throughout the year to enrich the academic program. Events include:

    -  Deaf Awareness Week (DAW)
    -  Signing Santa 
    -  Book Fair 
    -  PARP - Pick a Reading Partner 
    -  Multicultural Week Celebration

  • Special Services and Classes

    The Elementary School program is enriched by the following special services and classes:
  • Thinking Maps

    Each classroom utilizes a research-based approach, Thinking Maps, to support learning. Thinking Maps are visual patterns linked to eight specific thought processes. By visualizing their thinking, students create concrete images that support critical and creative thinking. Thinking Maps are used throughout the entire Elementary School curriculum.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Elementary School program, please contact:

Cindy Roberts Figueroa

Supervisor, Elementary, Middle School, FLTC & Physical Education
E-mail: croberts@lexnyc.org
Voice: 718-350-3269
Videophone: 718-618-5445