Crim Primary School
The school values certain aspects of life beyond regular schooling, practicing the use of logical consequences for behavior to teach respect and responsibility, while also emphasizing pride for the achievements of students. Academically, the school features a literacy program based on the research of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, and includes a Reading Recovery program to support at-risk first grade readers. The school's math program promotes higher-level mathematical thinking through applying the skills learned to everyday living and the science curriculum looks at inquiry-based lessons as well as experiments in the classroom. In addition, the school offers classes in social studies, art, music, technology and Spanish studies and provides a counselor to work with students on character education. In addition to classes, students take part in enrichment activities, like Crim Young Author's Day, the district's annual art show, musical concerts and Crim Spirit Day, and enrichment students are also encouraged to participate in a geography bee, the Continental Math League, the literary magazine and other programs. As far as safety, staff members are trained in CPR and other lifesaving techniques, and students participate in Red Ribbon Week, the Second Step health program and stranger awareness lessons. Fourth graders also take part in safety patrol and bus buddies programs.
- Fax: 908-725-0640
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:35am - 2:55pm; Kindergarten, Mon - Fri, 8:35am - 11:15am, 12:15pm - 2:55pm
- Number of students: 460
- Public/Private: Public
- Accreditation/licenses: The school has received the Best Practice Award in language arts literacy, as well as a grant from the Bridgewater-Raritan Foundation for Educational Excellence, which resulted in an anthology of student writing.
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: about 75 faculty members
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Students participate in the annual Crim school walk to support PTO activities and donate to charities. It contributes to The Lakota Wolf Preserve, and the Crim Cares committee of teachers has raised money for the American Cancer Society.
- Grade levels: Kindergarten - Grade 4
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library