A.C. Redshaw Elementary School
A.C. Redshaw Elementary School is located in the wonderful city of New Brunswick. A.C. Redshaw School was the home of Albert Chester Redshaw, a former New Brunswick teacher and championship-leading coach of 41 years. Redshaw Elementary School currently services amazing students in grades Pre-K to 5.
The vision of A.C. Redshaw Elementary School, an innovative, dynamic, and diverse learning environment, is to empower all students to attain a strong academic foundation along with strong character that will enable them to be responsible and effective leaders within their community and beyond. Redshaw Elementary School students will be encouraged to exceed expectations, make great choices and exercise their voices and agency regularly.
In partnership with administration, teachers, parents and the school community, we will work collaboratively on ensuring that all Redshaw students develop 21st Century skills as well as a profound desire to become life- long learners and leaders.
The mission of A.C. Redshaw School is to promote and sustain the development of our diverse population of learners with opportunities that will continue to improve and expand their academic and social skills. Through collaboration and cooperative efforts of our entire school community, a strong academic and social curriculum will be advocated. Fostering an interactive environment, which encourages life - long learning, respect, and creativity, prepares A.C. Redshaw students to become responsible citizens equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Our Mascot – Go Zebras!
Grazing on the African Serengeti, we can find one of the most majestic, powerful and resilient animals that thrive in any season - the zebra. This amazing animal aptly represents A.C. Redshaw as its mascot. It rightfully conveys the resilience and diligence of our students.
As a reflection of our culturally rich student and staff body, members of the school community enjoy exposure to a variety of programs. The curricula at Redshaw Elementary School are aligned to New Jersey Student Learning Standards or NJSLS. College and career readiness begin as students enter as preschoolers. Our full-day Pre- K program, supported by Tools of the Mind Curriculum, is progressive, and the content is presented with an integrated developmental approach that allows each learner to become a part of the school community.
21st Century Learners
Daily use of advanced technologies such as personal Chromebooks, Smart Boards/Smart tables, iPads, and desktop computers is the norm at Redshaw. Through scientifically based research strategies and curriculum, the students of A.C. Redshaw School will become confident, competent, high performing students prepared to succeed throughout their educational journey. Our entire school community fosters an interactive environment, that encourages life-long learning, respect, and creativity, which prepares students to become responsible citizens equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
We will continue to work on school and district technology initiatives as we move towards becoming the next Future Ready School.
Clubs and Activities
Outside of the classroom, we provide our students' additional opportunities to grow, through several clubs and activities that include our enriching instrumental music program, Safety Patrol, Dance Power, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Residency Program, RWJ Aquatics Swimming Program, Student Council, and Redshaw Run Club 5.
Before and After-School Programs
The Early Reading Foundational Skills Program targets specific students’ needs with an emphasis on basic reading instruction in small groups. Our Extended School Day Program focuses on academic success through the use of small group instruction that targets specific needs in language arts and mathematics. Students Youth Services System (YSS) is an afterschool program that provides a sundry of activities for students that involve homework assistance, sports, exercises, arts, crafts, and more. Finally, Civic League is a 21st-century program that services students in grades 3-5 at Redshaw School. Civic League focuses on homework assignments and academic achievement during the first half and then engages students in enrichment clubs and activities for the remainder of the program day.
Within the walls of our school lies devoted staff members and dedicated parents. We have committees that work to include our parents and community members in school activities, including our highly successful Superhero Day, where parents are taught reading strategies and model them in the classroom through read-alouds, as reading superheroes. Our Social-Emotional Learning or SEL Committee continues to work diligently on assisting students with acquiring and applying the positive attitudes and skills necessary to make good decisions, feel and show empathy towards others and establish and maintain positive relationships with the school community. Finally, our Parental Involvement Committee facilitates the active involvement of parents and students' academic learning and other important school activities, such as Read Across America for parents, where parents are taught reading strategies and model them in the classroom through read-alouds. Our parents are actively involved in the PTO, Family STEAM Night, Family Math and Literacy Nights, and other school-sponsored events.
Student Supports and Services
Educational services are provided to our diverse student population, including English Language Learners and Special Education Students. Students of limited English proficiency are taught in their native language and receive English as a Second Language to acquire English language skills. Redshaw School is also the home of the district's Dual Language Program. Special education students are educated in the least restrictive environment to address their learning needs. Targeted instruction in language arts/math is provided to students through Intervention.