Memorial Elementary School

For Educational Excellence

Welcome to Memorial School’s online home. We are part of the nationally recognized Paramus Public School District in Paramus, New Jersey, and are home to approximately 320 students. Learning and fun go hand in hand in our child-centered kindergarten through fourth-grade classrooms. Please visit the pages on this website to learn more about us.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Students, Families and Friends,

Visitors to Memorial School often remark on what a special place it is. I am proud of the vibrant atmosphere that results from our excellent teaching and support staff along with generous family and community involvement. The warm and nurturing environment of our school engages and challenges all kinds of learners, celebrates our area’s rich diversity, and promotes compassion and empathy in our students.

Our rigorous reading, writing, and math workshop models, along with inquiry-based science, and an emphasis on the arts and STEM, are fundamental ways in which we develop the essential literacy, inquiry, and technological skills needed for the complexities of today’s information age. Our social studies curriculum reflects our belief that the elementary school years are a crucial time for developing informed citizens who will work both collaboratively with peers as critical-minded problem-solvers, as well as become independent learners. Focusing on these areas, both academic and social-emotional development, results in a true education and succeeds best when there is a partnership between family and school. At Memorial School, we certainly benefit from that partnership and I am deeply grateful for all that you do to support learning.

As a principal who is in the classrooms on a daily basis, whether we are in school or in virtual classrooms, I am impressed by the kindness and growth on display in Memorial’s students, family efforts to support our children under extraordinary circumstances, and the academic progress made despite the challenges of an unprecedented distance learning experience. I am proud of our students, who have demonstrated hard work and flexibility while navigating a virtual learning environment. The teachers and I appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to work out any technical glitches and challenges. To me, one silver lining is that through virtual learning, we have opened up our classrooms and you have had the opportunity to witness the magic of the talented and dedicated Memorial School teachers first hand.

I would like to assure you that we are all working hard to bring the children back to Memorial soon and that our school is ready and organized for all children this year. I will continue to keep the Memorial community informed of our plans. Let’s remember that we are all in this together!

Warmly, and in partnership,

Laverne O’Boyle