Elmwood educates the "whole child" — academically, creatively, physically, socially, and emotionally. The foundation of our program is a rich classroom curriculum based on Wisconsin's Academic Standards. In addition, Elmwood offers extra-curricular activities that give students the opportunity to further develop their talents and explore their interests.
Elmwood was reopened in 1992 after being closed for several years. A partnership of community members and educational professionals from surrounding districts and universities developed a vision of a child-centered school with instruction based on research and best practice. The fall of 2002 saw the opening and dedication of a brand new Elmwood, designed with the learning needs of our children in mind. As New Berlin Public Schools began a renewal process to design new initiatives, representatives of Elmwood's community of parents, teachers, and interested citizens gathered to plan for our future.
The staff works in study groups or teams that meet to coordinate the curriculum and activities of Elmwood and determine what implementation will be consistent with Elmwood's path. Elmwood's faculty is committed to providing a cohesive program based on up-to-date research that builds on student skills, interests, and learning styles.