Welcome to the Frank Zervas Elementary School, a vibrant community comprised of more than 320 students, their families, and a staff of 50 professionals. The one story school houses 17 classrooms for students in kindergarten through grade 5 as well additional spaces for physical education, art, music, library/technology classes, and special education staff. The gardens around Zervas are beautiful and are used by faculty to support and enhance the curriculum. The creation of these gardens is a good example of how families and staff have worked together to improve the educational experience for our students.
The Core Values of the Zervas Community, established by staff and parents, make it clear how much the Zervas community “cares” for its students. We are committed to instilling these core values in our students- Confidence, Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Respect, Responsibility, Expectations, and Excellence. It is only through a partnership between school and home that we will be successful in instilling these values in our students. By working together we can enable all of our students to succeed.
The curriculum at Zervas is rich and exciting and is based on the Newton Public Schools grade level benchmarks. Throughout the years our students develop their skills as fluent readers with strong understanding and the ability to critically analyze what they read. As writers they will learn to write clearly, competently, and with style for a variety of audiences and purposes. In mathematics, we expect our students to become efficient and accurate at computation as they learn to solve complex and intriguing problems. Through their study of science and social studies topics students will expand their knowledge of the world. They will also become excellent observers and thinkers as they develop and test hypotheses based on real and authentic interactions with the world. We also expect our students to develop the social skills necessary to work well with others, to understand and respect human differences, and to make a positive contribution to their school and community. Most of all we hope that students leave Zervas with a true love of learning, curious about the world, and with the skills and the desire to make a positive difference in their school, community, and in the world.