Welcome! At Melrose Park School, we continue to live District 89’s vision on empowering, educating and inspiring our students to achieve personal excellence in a multi-cultural society. We firmly believe in providing a warm and welcoming environment where we lay the foundation for students to achieve their full potential.
At Melrose Park School we serve over 700 students in both monolingual and dual language programs from preschool through the 5th grade. All students receive rigorous instruction through a curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. We also support the social emotional needs of our students through the Second Steps program in order to promote their safety, health and well-being.
This year, our dual language program will serve students from Kindergarten through 4th grade and it provides students the opportunity to learn content instruction in both Spanish and English. Students in dual language programs, or emergent bilinguals, use each of the two languages to strengthen both. Additionally, students in dual language programs are able to see differences in people as opportunities to connect rather than barriers to overcome. Dual language programs build biliteracy and bilingualism, high academic achievement in both program languages and sociocultural competence.
We are so proud of the amazing teachers who inspire and support our students academically, socially and emotionally. Melrose Park is also supported by several community partnerships and parent involvement. With a team of dedicated educational staff, parents and community members, we strive to provide a welcoming, culturally rich environment where all children feel safe and welcome.
Dr. Sherri Rodriguez, Principal