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Introducing Sloatsburg Elementary School's Character Education Program for the 2022-23 School Year. 

Each month, students are treated to a school-wide assembly or "Pirate Rally" in which various character traits are revealed and discussed. Students follow the Pirate's Treasure Chest, which is a school-wide charter that displays how we want to feel in school, emphasizing respect for ourselves and others. Each month, a new principle of the charter will be highlighted. 

SEPTEMBER - Respect for all! 

Students dancing at a rally


About Sloatsburg Elementary School

Sloatsburg Elementary School is a community-based school that serves approximately 230 students from kindergarten through grade five. The small size of the school helps foster a highly personalized learning experience for pupils.

Teachers at Sloatsburg Elementary School employ the use of differentiated instruction and utilize a variety of pedagogical techniques and best practices to meet the needs of all children. Students participate in meaningful 21st-century learning scenarios in which they are cognitively engaged in exploring content, thinking critically, and utilizing various web 2.0 applications across all subject areas. A rigorous curriculum, along with highly effective classroom instruction, contributes to making Sloatsburg Elementary School a high-performing school.

The academic curriculum at Sloatsburg Elementary School is complemented by a strong formal character education program which is based on the Six Pillars of Character and the Second Step Program. Students learn to respect and care for others, act responsibly, demonstrate fairness and contribute to making their school a safe and positive learning environment. With a supportive community, dedicated faculty, a well-balanced curriculum, and strong instructional programs, Sloatsburg students are provided with truly outstanding educational experiences.


Sloatsburg Mission:
Together, the Sloatsburg team works towards advancing the Suffern Central School District’s mission of “Educating for Personal Excellence,” while also “Inspiring Students to Believe in Themselves as They Reach Their Highest Potential.” By offering an instructional program that builds students’ sense of belonging, engagement, and achievement, it is their aim to foster: literate, critical thinkers, who possess creativity, and character and practice healthy living.