Osborn School is a Blue Ribbon School
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve at very high levels and/or where the achievement gap in narrowing. The Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. (Excerpt taken from US Department of Education Web Site)
As a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the Osborn educational community is proud of the exceptional programs it has to offer and the outstanding performance of the students. The school hums with activity and enthusiasm and our teachers and staff take great pride in offering the best education to the children. A balanced literacy model is used for instruction in reading, writing and word study. A conceptual approach to mathematics is used to give students a deeper understanding of mathematics while continually returning to organizing principles, such as place value. Science is taught in a hands-on manner, to encourage students’ thinking and questioning skills. The music program includes string and band instruments, choral singing and curriculum centered themes and topics. The visual arts program provides instruction and activities that include every medium from finger painting to sculpture. The physical education program integrates health and fitness training in a fun and beneficial manner and encourages a healthy lifestyle.