The mission of Disney Elementary School is to create a community of learners while striving to provide students with a safe and nurturing environment, supporting every educational, developmental, and social need.
Social Emotional Approach to Learning
The faculty at Disney Elementary places significant value on providing a safe learning environment for our students. We utilize the Second Step Learning Model, which incorporates lessons on bullying prevention and child safety into the daily academic curriculum. Creating high-quality learning experiences means educating the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions.
With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Dual Language program
Beginning in pre-K or kindergarten, students in the program will speak two different native languages and receive instruction in both English and Spanish. Bilingual children who are educated in their second language have been seen to outperform single language children in their native language.
Bilingualism also increases brain cognition by utilizing the highest levels of thinking, focus, and awareness.
Strong community school
One of the largest schools in the district, Disney Elementary School is considered the hug of its surrounding community. Our school is fully renovated in 2018 and works hard to live up to the Disney theme: "Where all of our students' dreams can come true." Students benefit from individualized attention and a collaborative community that supports them. Our partners in education provide tutoring, food for events, backpacks, and uniforms for students who need additional financial support. We continue to encourage our students around our work with growth mindset --The Power of Yet!