A Message From the Principal
South Mountain Elementary/Annex School
The unique aspect of South Mountain Elementary School is defined in terms of the physical, the geographical, and the topographical aspects of the school. South Mountain School is two schools, South Mountain Elementary School located at 444 West South Orange Avenue, and South Mountain Annex located at 112 Glenview Road. The Annex, atop the South Mountain, houses kindergarten and grade one. The South Mountain Elementary School, situated half way up the side of the South Mountain and two miles below the Annex, houses kindergarten and grades two through five.
“The school’s physical uneven playing surface is reminder of our mission, to serve the needs of all students in all areas of their growth and development.”Although the goal of all elementary schools is to level the academic “playing field” for all boys and girls regardless of gender, race, ethnic background, economic status, or disability, the playing fields at South Mountain Elementary/Annex, which are located on the side and top of a mountain, literally are not level. The school’s physical uneven playing surface is reminder of our mission, to serve the needs of all students in all areas of their growth and development.
The students at South Mountain Elementary/Annex are called the “Superstars.” We refer to the Annex students as the “rising Superstars.” They are working their way up to the “Big” school, soon to become “Superstars.” Having attained the status of “Superstars” at South Mountain Elementary, they are described by three adjectives, knowing, growing, and glowing. Knowing, the knowledge they acquire here, growing, always the student, always learning, and glowing, proud of who they are and what they are striving to accomplish, summarize the “Superstar” mindset.