OLDMANS TWP (33-3860)


The Oldmans Township School is a small pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school located in Salem County. It is a federally designated rural district. The primary focus of this school is on academic achievement, with the development of character virtues as part of the process for social and emotional growth. The school community is dedicated to providing its students with a high quality, differentiated educational program instructed by dedicated, highly qualified professionals. In addition to providing a strong academic foundation, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities that address athletic, technological, academic and artistic interests. Every child has on-going opportunities to learn and succeed.

The Mission of the Oldmans Township School District is to prepare all students to be able to take advantage of the opportunities of the future. We recognize that learning is the result of a strong partnership involving all of our community stakeholders. The Oldmans Township School District, in compliance with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as the New Jersey Standards for Professional Development will provide quality learning activities and problem solving experiences that address the individual learning styles of our students.

To fulfill the mission, the district incorporates double periods of instruction for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math with additional time for writing for all students. We utilize authentic literature as a basis for the mastery of language arts and reading skills. The Everyday Math Program is implemented in grades K-5; in grade 6 Math Applications and Concepts, Course 1 is used; students in grade 7 take Pre-Algebra and in grade 8 Algebra I. We use the HighScope curriculum in prekindergarten. Science, social studies, art, Spanish, music, health, and physical education are integral components of our students' education. We continuously upgrade instructional materials to reflect current expectations for student performance. Staff training initiatives focus on differentiated teaching strategies, PARCC, Common Core, STEM technology and writing.

Twenty-first (21st) century skills are threaded through all curricula areas. Our technology program provides our students experience in the classroom, as well as in a computer lab setting. Each classroom is equipped with multiple computers, ELMOs, as well as SMART Boards. Chromebooks and laptops add to the versatility and accessibility of technology for our students. We have a 1:1 computer/student ratio in grades 3-8. We are incorporating Google Apps for Education into all facets of curriculum and instruction. Anytime, anywhere, web based programs are available to all students and parents via the Internet. All of our curriculum resources may be accessed on-line. Our website, www.oldmans.org is a community website, providing school information and related resources.

Community resources help make learning more meaningful for our students. Partnerships with businesses in the community give our students access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our students take part in "Career Awareness Day" and Job Shadowing. Oldmans Township School also works closely with the Municipal Alliance on a variety of drug education initiatives. The community is invited into the school to participate in Grandparents' Day, Career Day, National Lunch Week and to read to children. The district continues to help students succeed in both personal and academic endeavors, as we prepare them for the opportunities of tomorrow.

We have a supportive PTA, who provides numerous activities and resources for our students and families. These include Book Fairs, Sweetheart Bingo, and Family Fun Night. In addition, we have a very active Family Connections Program for our four-year old preschool students and their parents/guardians. This program helps to better prepare children for their kindergarten experience. We are able to provide students with all these programs as the Oldmans Board is truly supportive and always puts children first.

Oldmans Township School is a Choice School. Fifty-three students from surrounding neighborhoods including Penns Grove and Swedesboro attend our school. Oldmans sends students in grades 9-12 to the Penns Grove-Carneys Point and Woodstown School Districts, as well as the Academy Programs, and the Salem County Vocational Technical School.

The Oldmans Township Board of Education, administration, and teaching staff continue to maintain high standards of performance and participation through a wide range of quality educational programs. I am proud to share that the school passed the State's QSAC monitoring in all five areas; Instruction and Program, Operations, Personnel, Governance and Fiscal Management.

We believe that this is a very special place to teach and learn. The school is a reflection of our dedicated and caring staff, hard working students, involved families, and supportive community members.

Should you have questions about our school, please feel free to contact me.