Welcome to NOVA Elementary
Located in Emerson, New Jersey at the Patrick M. Villano Elementary School, the NOVA Elementary Program utilizes a number of strategies and tools to bring high-interest academic activities to our students. All of our teachers are Highly Qualifed Teachers (HQT). Our highly-trained, experienced staff creates a nurturing and supportive environment in a semi-contained setting.
- Educates students in grades three through six;
- Prepares students to function successfully in a mainstream school setting;
- Provides an emotionally safe and secure structured environment;
- Maintains a low student/staff ratio, and;
- Offers students mainstream opportunities in a general education setting.
NOVA Elementary students begin the inclusion process by participating in lunch, recess, art, physical education, Digital Citizenship, music, and Spanish. Students are invited to participate in the school band and chorus, to audition for school plays, and to participate in mainstream activities and field trips.
All students who are academically and socially ready may be placed in academic mainstream classes with support. Sixth-grade students are welcome to participate in sixth-grade activities, field trips, and dances.
A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to a wonderful and exiting 2017 -2018 school year! It is our hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable summer. As summer draws to a close we commence into yet another year filled with academic wonder, stimulating lecture and state of the art technology. Our faculties are dedicated and committed in providing our students with supportive and challenging learning environments whereby each student has an opportunity to meet their academic, social and emotional needs.
BCSSSD offers many educational options. Whether self contained schools or working within a host sight in collaboration with other schools, we assure you the highest quality education. We continue to offer an array of special services and itinerant services that would best serve the needs of your child. Progressive and innovative staff continually strives to meet the individualized needs of our students by developing alternative strategies that are geared to personal success and to provide a student with the desire to learn and achieve. Faculty will be working on a number of initiatives including Robotics, integration of technology and emphasize on reading and writing in all content areas with our students.
We are excited to start another year and look forward in keeping in close communication with all of you. Remember the motto, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” Let us all have a wonderful, successful, and safe 2017-2018 school year!