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Principal:  Odelphia H. Pierre


Community School PS 129

September 2022 John H Finley transitioned to being a Community School. Learn more about community schools on the department of education's website.

School Vision

To establish a school culture that ensures academic excellence through continuous monitoring to promote academic achievement and mastery for all students .

School Mission

At the John H. Finley Campus School, we believe that all children are entitled to a quality education. We are committed to developing a child-centered environment and instructional program, which will result in a community of critical thinkers and lifelong learners. With the collaborative efforts of parents, faculty, students and community, we will empower our students to become responsible, productive and enlightened individuals.

Priority Focus - Explicit Instruction

Explicit instruction, a structured, systematic, and effective methodology for teaching academic skills. It is called explicit because it is an unambiguous and direct approach to teaching that includes both instructional design and delivery procedures. Explicit instruction is characterized by a series of supports or scaffolds, whereby students are guided through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose and rationale for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target, and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved. (Source: Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes. Copyright 2011 by The Guilford Press. All rights reserved.

Community expectations:

  • Staff, parents and community are involved in a collaborative decision making process.

  • Our instructional program will be developed to meet the challenging needs of all students.

  • All students will develop skills that will enable them to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.

  • All students are expected to reach high standards of proficiency-with 90% of our students at achievement levels 3 and above in reading and mathematics standardized tests.

  • Our instructional program will provide an environment whereby literacy will be infused in all subject areas (social studies, science, mathematics, technology and the arts).

  • Emphasis will be placed on alignment of curriculum and assessment, in order to ensure that students attain grade level performance as per standards.

  • An interdisciplinary curriculum will be implemented to achieve optimum literacy across the grades.

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