John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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About Kennedy

About Us

John F. Kennedy is one of the three elementary schools in the South Scranton section of the Scranton School District .  There are presently 438 students enrolled in our 4 year old preschool through grade 5.  John F. Kennedy Elementary operates under the premise of "what is best for all children".  Our principles and practices are committed to meet the academic, physical, social and emotional needs of our students. Our instruction is child centered and committed to developing each child's potential to the maximum.


Curriculum development is an ongoing process that lends itself to integrate the content areas of Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics wherever and however possible. We feel the development of our students' cognitive processes and basic skills lead to a smooth transition into an intermediate learning environment.


Planned courses have been developed in the following units:

  • Pearson Reading Series  
  • Wilson Fundations
  • Everyday Math  
  • Science   
  • Social Studies
  • Library    
  • Art
  • Physical Education  
  • Music  


John F. Kennedy Elementary offers numerous educational programs from preschool through fifth grade.  Among these offerings are the following:


Professional Support (consultation, direct services, or diagnostic interventions)      1.   Principal     2.   Diagnostician     3.   Title One Reading and Math Specialists     4.   Reading Specialist     5.   Speech Clinicians     6.   School Psychologist     7.   Librarian, Art, Physical Ed. and Music    8.   School Nurse     9.   Intensive Case Management (Friendship House)    

Paraprofessionals (direct service and diagnostic interventions)          1.  Special Education Classroom Aides     2.  Preschool Aides     3.  Kindergarten Aides     4.  Library Aide     5.  Maintenance Personnel     

Special Education Services available at Kennedy      1.  Learning Support (included in reg. Ed.)     2.  Occupational Therapy     3.  Physical Therapy     4.  Speech Therapy     5.  Vision Therapy     6.  Gifted Program      Additional Programs:      1.  Four year old Preschool Program      2.   SBBH Services     3.   All Day Kindergarten Program     4.   Parent Teacher Association     5.   D.A.R.E.     6.   Student observers and Student Teachers in cooperation with Marywood University and the University of Scranton. 7.  Breakfast in the classroom program  8.  Track and Field District Competitions  9.  Special Olympics District Competititons  10.  Arts Engage Program