ECE – 5th Grade

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“This is my son’s second year at Bill Roberts. I could not be more happy with the thoughtful and caring teachers he has had. He loves to go to school everyday and truly enjoys learning because of the supportive and nurturing environment the leadership and teachers have created. The principal is such a gem too, it is clear how much she cares about the academic progress and emotional well-being of the students.” 
—Submitted by a parent

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Bill Roberts offers high-quality pre-Kindergarten classes through the DPS ECE program.  Applications for the full-day four year-old class are available online.

ECE class size is limited to 20 students, with a lead teacher and a full-time para professional teacher. Students participate in “Specials” that include fPhysical Education in the gym, Art, Music, Drama and Library.

Kindergarten & Advanced Kindergarten

Our kindergarten program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes and supports the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each child. All kindergarten instruction is in alignment with the district’s standards and curriculum. Please visit our Kindergarten page for more info.

Advanced Kindergarten classrooms are designed for students who are academically advanced for their age with exceptional curiosity, attention span, interests, and verbal or mathematical ability. For more information, please visit the Advanced Kindergarten page.

Elementary at a Glance

  • Daily Enrichment “Specials”: Art, Music, Drama, P.E./Dance, Library, Technology
  • 8:10 am – 3:15 pm
  • Traditional DPS calendar

Curriculum

Also see more information on the Curriculum Highlights page.

Our teachers focus on student strengths when it comes to academic performance and behavior rather than working from a deficit model. They use several instructional approaches to support different learning styles and focus on cognitive thinking strategies to promote deeper level thinking. Students here are encouraged, and expected, to be able to explain their thinking, and problem solve in order to find resolution.

The classrooms are arranged to maximize learning for the whole child: academically, socially and emotionally – by creating a warm, community-centric atmosphere with comfy beanbag-filled reading nooks, dedicated creativity centers and highly mobile classroom seating.

Numerous enrichment programs and intervention resources enhance our students’ learning, including Book Buddies, assembly and PTA-sponsored extracurriculars like 100 Mile Run Club, BR Giving Week, Field Day and other leadership opportunities.

Our school creates a strong sense of community and excellent teacher retention that lets our staff know the kids and families on an individual level as they grow.