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Fernway Elementary School

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Fernway Elementary offers a robust academic program, incorporating the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to cultivate inquiry-based learning and global-mindedness in students from Kindergarten through Grade 5.

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Social-Emotional Wellness

Fernway Elementary provides comprehensive supports for social-emotional wellness, including counseling services, mindfulness practices, and community-building activities to ensure every student feels valued and supported.

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Get Involved

Volunteers play a crucial role at Fernway Elementary School, enriching the educational experience by supporting classroom activities, organizing events and fostering a strong sense of community involvement.

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Remodeled in 2020, Fernway Elementary School combines state-of-the-art facilities with a rich tradition of academic excellence. Fernway's innovative approach and dedicated staff create a nurturing environment where young learners thrive and grow. Committed to fostering a love of learning, Fernway emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in all its programs.


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The Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching will play a pivotal role in ensuring the academic success and growth of students throughout the District. Working closely with the superintendent and and other administrative leaders, the position provides strategic direction, leadership and support in the development and implementation of educational programs and initiatives.

Read More about Dr. Felecia M. Evans Named Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

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International Baccalaureate

As an International Baccalaureate school, our curriculum is designed to nurture, educate students who are creative thinkers and skillful problem solvers and who are actively engaged in our global and multicultural society.

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Educational Equity

We work to understand and dismantle long-standing systemic barriers that have resulted in persistent racial disparities in academic achievement. These same barriers also prevent a true sense of belonging.

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Facilities Plan

Our vision is for all Shaker Heights children to attend school in buildings that are modern, safe and inclusive; support academic excellence; are diverse, integrated and welcoming; promote community, and; allow the District to remain fiscally responsible.

Hand-drawn sign by a student on the door at a newly remodeled Fernway. The sign says thank you for the new school