The John F. Kennedy Elementary School houses students from Blackstone in Kindergarten through grade two. The instructional program focuses on experiences, which provide for active exploration of the environment. It utilizes guided discovery, concrete experiences, and both structured and unstructured opportunities for play. Academic skills are developed and enhanced through small group instruction and independent activities.
At the Kennedy School, the education of our children is a shared responsibility of families, school and community since these early years of a child's education are fundamental to their future success as lifelong learners and contributing members of society. We believe that our children should have a sound base of experiences that are essential for later learning, an excitement and curiosity for learning, and a strong sense of self-esteem. In essence, we believe that families and educators must support each child's unique development, respect and celebrate individual differences, and promote each child's fundamental right to learn in a safe, educationally appropriate environment.