20 Arco Dr
Toledo, Ohio
Call (419) 490-6252
Great Expectations Elementary of Toledo is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. We dedicate ourselves to provide the best possible educati...on for our students by developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills essential for life-long learning. As a community of learners, we strive for excellence, unlocking the full potential of each individual differences and community values, while instilling in each student a desire to learn, to take appropriate risks and to accept challenges. See More
GEE is a K-6 elementary school now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.
Our highly trained staff, in partnership with the parents and community, encourage our students in all aspects of learning through:

* Working together as a team
* Providing an excellent and balanced curriculum
* Ensuring smooth progression through the key stage...
* Catering to all abilities and creating an individualized learning plan for each child
* Promoting curiosity and enthusiasm
* Encouraging independence and confidence
* Promoting logical and creative thinking
* Encouraging respect for others and personal self esteem
* Providing state-of-the-art technology
* Creating an environment that is caring, stimulating, and challenging

Great Expectations will offer a variety of programs

Harbor Speech Services:
If you have concerns about the way your child is developing, we have a program that can diagnose and treat developmental delays and other challenges. Our developmental pediatricians and clinical staff have highly-specialized training to address conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, developmental disabilities, genetic or language disorders, and learning disabilities.
Developmental Pediatricians also work closely with specialists in man areas of practice, such as speech pathologists, psychologists and psychiatrists, geneticists, neurologists and occupational/physical therapists. In man instances, your child’s doctor will collaborate with professionals in these specialties, to ensure the most effective and beneficial treatment for your child.

Rosetta Stone Spanish Lessons:
K-12 and higher education institutions around the country use Rosetta Stone Classroom to bring the very best language-learning curriculum to their students.
Rosetta Stone® Classroom offers flexible language-learning solutions that can be used easily and effectively by educational institutions of every scope and size, from individual schools to districtwide programs. Our program supports a variety of technology environments and requirements, and is available either hosted online or as networked CD-ROM software.
Rosetta Stone® uses rich visual imagery to help students learn and think in a new language. The association of language and images is an integral part of our Dynamic Immersion® method, ensuring a direct connection between words and their meanings.

Rosetta Stone systemically builds nouns and verbs into complete sentences and dialogue. And in keeping with national and state standards, the program helps students build everyday proficiency in each of the four key language skills:

Listening comprehension

Our method works because it's:
visually engaging

With Rosetta Stone you will never:
see lists of words

Art Integration:
The second paradigm that Great Expectations Elementary will explore is that of Curriculum Integration with Art emphasis. Research is inconclusive concerning why art education results in such a significant difference in test results. It is evident that art education tends to be a characteristic of high-performing schools, and more highly educated or affluent parents often place great value on arts training. Studies clearly show the impact of arts on engaging and motivating students. The direct connection between participation in arts education and student achievement, although more difficult to prove, is also evident. This is particularly the case for low-achieving students. Studies suggest that, while overall, arts education is, at least, a strong contributing factor to academic achievement, more research is needed to determine what specifically about instruction in the arts improves learning.
The arts are also important in reaching students who otherwise do not subscribe to traditional educational programs. They can attract students who have not achieved success in school in other areas. Many of the studies refer to the academic and social benefits accruing to at-risk and failing students who are involved in various arts education programs. A 20-year program among low achieving students in 8 inner-city New York elementary schools that integrate visual and performing arts showed positive results in improving reading performance. (Welch, 1995) 41% of students at risk for high school dropout said that the arts kept them in school. Research studies show that art-based reading instruction promotes better reading, largely through the added motivation that art offers for learning. (Burger & Winner, 2000)
Multi-sensory instructional strategies will be applied in the subject areas of Science and Social Studies through Art Instruction. In partnership with the Toledo Museum of Art and The University of Toledo, the art integration program will provide links to the surrounding community. Field trips, guest artists, programs for parents and hands on resources will allow and encourage teachers to be creative in devising ways to reach children in a variety of circumstances, cultural frameworks, and emotional conditions, to have the flexibility to shift gears, to create alternative methods, and to inspire in their students an emotional commitment to attaining mastery. A clear link between art and 21st century skills will be embraced.

Enhanced Technology in the classroom.
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