Details overview

Hours 08:50 AM - 02:50 PM
School leader Dr. Dael Angelico-Hart
District Salem School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning *Provide rich curricula in reading, spelling, writing, mathematics and science with a focus on skill development and application. There will be an emphasis on the use of projects which make connections between academic subject areas and the arts. *Provide enrichment programs that may include visual arts, movement, dance, theater, music and foreign language allowing students to explore new ways of thinking, behaving and learning.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Special Education
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Printmaking
5
Music
including: Rock band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Visual arts Architecture
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

3
Facilities
including: Playground
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Tutoring
Special education programs Special education resource room

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 100% 89%
Black 0% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 55% 48%
Male 45% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 27%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

0
Girls Sports
0
Boys Sports
3
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Homework help / Study buddy club
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 05:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools North Salem Elementary School
  Windham Center School
  Pelham Elementary School
Students typically continue on to these schools Pinkerton Academy
  Windham High School
  Salem High School
Parent involvement details The Friends of Birches Academy will work closely with the Foundation of Birches Academy to promote awareness of the Birches Academy and goodwill within the community. Friends of the Birches is a format that is more familiar to people wanting to volunteer and less intimidating to some people than The Foundation of The Birches Academy.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Please view our school handbook for policies: http://www.birchesacademy.org/for-families/handbook/

Teachers

4
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Coach(es)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation details Bus Transportation is available for Salem residents only
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details The Birches will accept Kindergarten applications starting Nov. 1st each year. There will be a lottery for Kindergarten spots in February each year here at The Birches Academy. All other grade applications are added to our waiting list. Please fill out the online application for each student you wish to enter into the lottery or waiting list.
Learn more Http://www.birchesacademy.org/admissions/enroll-apply-to-birches/
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Application submission begins 11/01/2016
Application deadline 02/01/2017

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2012-2013
Students by group NCES, 2012-2013