Welcome to Underwood Elementary School
Greetings from Underwood School!Underwood School is a vibrant academic and social community of students, parents, caregivers and staff. We value each individual member of our Underwood family and take pride in the richness of our school’s diversity. We are committed to developing a positive, joyful, and inclusive school culture, and work hard to create a safe place for children to explore interests as they begin their path of self-discovery and intellectual growth. In partnership with families, we actively dismantle structures rooted in racism and replace them with systems and structures that lead to more equitable outcomes for all students. We use effective, high-quality culturally responsive teaching practices to help students develop as people, meet high academic standards and develop meaningful student habits that will span a lifetime. The work that students, faculty and staff engage in can be characterized by collaboration, perseverance, and risk-taking. The Underwood team values the social emotional development of its students and recognizes the importance of having each child feel valued and belonging to the school community. Our work comes under the umbrella of our core values: Cooperation, Accountability, Respect, Empathy and Self Control (C.A.R.E.S.).
With 225 students in grades K-5 and a staff of 50 professionals, our goal is to support and advance the learning of every student. We work hard to strike the right balance of support and challenge for each child.Sincerely,Dr. Suzie Talukdar, Principal