Sending Schools: LEEP - Preschool & PreK Mascot: “Mack” the Moose
Grades: LEEP and Kindergarten Colors: Green and White
Hours: AM K: 8:42 – 11:25
PM K: 12:35 – 3:18
AM LEEP: 8:25 –10:55
PM LEEP: 12:00 – 2:30
Enrollment as of 9/30/2023: 205 Kindergarten; 115 LEEP students
Average Kindergarten Class Size: AM-17, PM-12
Principal: Sandra Mack
Preschool Coordinator: Kim Speers
Facilities Profile: Moose Hill School opened its doors for the 2001-2002 school year. It was designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten children with room for expansion, if needed, in the future. Moose Hill has 19 classrooms. 7 rooms are used for kindergarten, 6 for LEEP, 4 for special education, 1 for the reading program, and 1 for the library. There is a Sensory Motor Room for our LEEP students. We have a pre-school playground, a kindergarten playground, as well as an all-purpose field.
Learning Environment: Moose Hill School provides a half day Kindergarten program with a morning and an afternoon session in an environment that educates the whole child through positive social, physical, and academic experiences. Sessions meet for 2 hours and 43 minutes each day. Each classroom has a certified teacher and an instructional assistant, which allows for smaller “learning communities” within the classroom. Instructional programs are designed to meet the individual needs of the students.
Mission Statement: Moose Hill School seeks to develop a community of learners composed of students and staff who are effective users of ideas and information. We are a committed partnership with the paramount focus of positively affecting a child’s intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development, that he or she may reach their full potential.
Special Programs: LEEP – Londonderry Early Education Program for children ages 3–5 with special needs.
Special Education: The Special Education Department offers an array of services designed to meet the specific needs of individual students with disabilities. Referrals to Special Education can be made through the RTI (Response to Intervention) process and by teachers, parent(s), school counselors, and/or others working with the student. Eligibility for Special Education is determined through a team process with a review of measurements of academic and functional achievement and cognitive profile, classroom performance, teacher and parent input, and a determination of the need for specialized instruction. If eligibility criteria are met, a case manager is assigned, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is developed and the supports and services needed by the student are implemented and monitored to ensure successful access to the general curriculum. Placement is determined by the IEP team to ensure programming in the least restrictive environment.
Library Media and Technology Program: The library collection at Moose Hill is designed to begin to foster a love of reading by young children. In addition to the book collection, we have a variety of instructional materials, audio-visual, and computer technologies that are available for teachers. Presently, there is at least one computer with network access in each instructional area which is used to enhance instruction. Assistive/adaptive technologies are provided for youngsters in our LEEP program and others with special needs.
Parent Involvement: Moose Hill School has a very active Parent Teacher Association. The PTA helps to facilitate volunteers in and out of the classroom. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to assist with the instructional programs, as well as social events. The PTA is open to Kindergarten and LEEP families and meets on the first Thursday of each month.
Activities: Moose Hill School has fall and spring book fairs/pajama nights where books can be purchased, and students can listen to stories. We also take part in several community outreach programs during the school year, such as collecting food for the local food pantry, as well as for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program. We also collect for Toys for Tots and the Children's Heart Foundation.
History: Moose Hill School opened in August of 2001.