About Our Schools
The Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools consist of two buildings and two principals, but they all serve one community of families and students with a common goal to offer a warm, collaborative learning experience where each child feels empowered as a member of a vibrant, enthusiastic community of thinkers and creators. Students acquire a mastery of the basic skills that will ensure their success as learners, including a focus on self-reflection and strategic approaches to solving all kinds of problems.
The Beethoven-Ohrenberger community recognizes that to be life-long learners, our students need to develop a sense of higher purpose, the instinct to ask good questions, and the ability to synthesize thought and skills creatively. Our teachers, staff, and families model these attributes, and our children find many ways to demonstrate their own growth in becoming true learners. In the process, we all reaffirm the joy children naturally find in learning new things and in sharing that process with like-minded and different individuals.
Within the Beethoven-Ohrenberger community children and their families are encouraged to engage, endure, and cooperate. The community strives to encourage student body to take action when faced with apathy, persevere when faced with adversity, and seek common ground when faced with conflict.
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The facilities at the Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools are among the best in the district. Both school buildings boast ample indoor and outdoor space with large, sunny classrooms, a library, various specialty classrooms, a large gym/auditorium, a cafeteria, and newly renovated playgrounds.
The Ohrenberger’s campus is set back in the woods adjacent to Stoneybrook reservation with enough space to accommodate athletic fields, basketball courts and outdoor classroom gardens.
The facilities team and parent council work hard to keep the grounds at both schools beautiful year-round. If you are interested in joining the outdoor beautification efforts at the Beethoven-Ohrenberger, please contact the parent council for more information.
We are committed to becoming a dynamic educational community, guided by the six essentials of whole school improvement, by providing all of our students with the social, emotional and academic foundations necessary to become literate, life-long learners, striving to meet high learning standards.
We focus on literacy and writing, and we develop self-confidence in our students by encouraging them to excel to the fullest extent of their individual talents.
Our students develop intellectual curiosity, love of learning, and appreciation for cultural diversity.
Our vision is that the Beethoven-Ohrenberger will become a school to accelerate the continuous improvement of teaching and learning to enable all students to meet high standards in conjunction with the implementation of the six essentials for whole school improvement.
In order for optimum learning to take place, our students need to have the confidence to risk making mistakes, to accept challenges, and to assume responsibility for their learning.
The teachers, while supporting individual learning styles, will create active learning environments in which children are able to interact thoughtfully and creatively with peers, communicate their knowledge well, and develop their problem solving skills.
The Beethoven-Ohrenberger School will be a community in which children, teachers, and staff are happy, secure and excited about their work.
Our community will be humming with the activity and the satisfaction that comes from working well together.
We will be a community of collegiality, in which teachers share ideas and resources and continually seek to learn from one another.
We will be a community in which teachers are learners, and children are teachers.
We will be a community in which parents assume important responsibilities as members of the school community.