Collegeville staff will ensure that all students learn at high levels.
Collegeville staff focuses on student learning and growth through a respectful multicultural and bilingual community.
For every student to have a comprehensive community centered learning environment that is safe and fosters opportunities for every child to succeed on their pathway to career and college success.
Collegeville’s values are based on the three pillars of Dual Language education.
- Bilingualism and biliteracy
- High academic achievement in both program languages
- Socio-cultural competence
To the above Collegeville has added a fourth pillar:
About The School
Collegeville - An Impressive Country School
Collegeville Elementary School has a rich history that dates back to 1889. The school’s name was derived from an actual college that occupied the land that Collegeville stands on today. In 1867 San Joaquin College, a three story building, was built on the site. The area around the college became known as Collegeville. On December 4, 1874 a fire destroyed San Joaquin College. The church that owned the land deeded half of its lot to the McKamy School District to build a new school. This new grammar school was built on the site of the former college. On April 3, 1889, the trustees of McKamy School District petitioned to change the name of the district to Collegeville School District. The petition was granted. The cornerstone of the new school was the partnership of home, school, and community to provide a first class education.
Today Collegeville School is home to 160 students including charter students. The Escalon Charter Academy allows for students within and outside of the Escalon Unified School District to attend Collegeville School. The school is staffed with , 9 full time teachers, 2 part time teachers, 1 administrative assistant, 4 instructional assistants, 1 food service clerk, 1 custodian and a part-time Principal.
Collegeville is a great place for all students to receive an education that is well-rounded and meets the needs of the whole child. All students receive instruction in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, and Physical Education. An After School Program (ASP) is staffed with an additional three employees. Currently, 100 students are enrolled in the ASP. Students receive homework support, small group reading instruction, physical education, enrichment activities, and healthy snacks as part of this program.
The Collegeville Staff recognizes that parent involvement is an essential part of a successful school and encourages it in a variety of ways. Our staff invites all parents to volunteer in the classroom on a regular basis. The school hosts a variety of parent events throughout the year to unify the partnership between home and school. These events include, but are not limited to, Back to School and Open House. Spanish translation and childcare is provided for all of our events in order to encourage parent attendance.
Parents at Collegeville School take enormous pride in their school. Volunteers consistently participate in the school program by working in classrooms, organizing special events and participating in the highly supportive and active Parent Teacher Club. The Parent Teacher Club makes it possible for the students at Collegeville to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including field trips, throughout the year. All fundraiser proceeds go directly to the students of the school.
The Collegeville Community has always valued education, community, family, and most importantly its students. Every Friday morning, at the start of the school day, all students, staff, and many parents gather around the flagpole. The Pledge of Allegiance is recited, many honors and announcement are made, and the final activity is the singing of the Collegeville Elementary School Song. The conclusion of the Collegeville song states…”We are Collegeville an impressive country school!”