Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School
Schools 21 and 22 @ 31 raised a total of $6, 479.65 to help the Research Program at St. Jude's Hospital.
Michael Webb, Principal
Named for one of Elizabeth's most active community leaders, Monsignor João S. Antão School No. 31 is among the newest buildings in the Elizabeth Public Schools. The building is home to prekindergarten through eighth grade classes from Victor Mravlag School No. 21, as well as the gifted and talented program for students in grades two through eight from William F. Halloran No. 22. While each of the two schools maintains its own unique character, the combination into one building supports ongoing efforts for collaboration and development. The program serves a diverse population of students identified as gifted and talented in one of four components: academics, the visual arts, physical education, and the performing arts. The school implements Managed Instruction, a comprehensive theory of action that embraces many partial theories of action, including adequate resources, effective management, small learning communities, highly qualified teachers, Pre-Kindergarten, and more. It is through this combination of exemplary practices that the school works to fulfill the mission of the Elizabeth Public Schools: to provide excellent educational experiences and services that will inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care. Our school promotes a culture of interdependence, where all stakeholders work to support high levels of student achievement. The school's focus on excellent educational experiences and high academic standards creates a positive culture wherein students engage rigorously in the process of learning, the results of which are evident in the school's continued improvement and growth. With this in mind, stakeholders within our school community look forward to the challenges and successes to come.