recognizes that intellectual development goes hand-in-hand with
emotional, social and moral development. Because of this, a social
curriculum is employed which utilizes the educator as role model and
classroom as moral community. Students are taught to uphold our
school's CIRCLE values: Community, Independence,Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Effort.
We support each student in the development of personal responsibility,
empathy, self-confidence, self-esteem, cooperation, honesty,
perseverance, consideration for others, and respect for the
environment--all necessary for real world success.
grade engages in various community service opportunities that align
with their units of study. For example, Kindergarten students host
a lemonade stand to raise money for the endangered pandas while fifth
grade students lead a local voter registration drive.
a year, LCCS also hosts a school-wide penny drive to raise money and
awareness for a charitable organization. In 2006, LCCS students raised
money to benefit Roots of Peace, an international organization
that aims to remove land mines from war-torn regions, return land to
agriculture, and build playgrounds for children. In 2007, they raised
money for The Sharing Place, a local food bank serving Jersey City families, and collected donations of baby supplies for The Hudson Cradle, a local organization that takes care of infants in need.
grade students participate in community service internships,
volunteering their time with local organizations such as the Liberty
Science Center, the Jersey City medical center, City Hall, Garden
Preschool, Waterfront Montessori, the River School, the Jersey City
Public Library, and the Hamilton Park Health Care Center.