About Our District
The Little Silver School District is a Pre-K – 8 suburban district located in Eastern Monmouth County. Of the two district schools, the Point Road School houses Pre-K through fourth grade, and the Markham Place School houses fifth through eighth grade. The district has an outstanding reputation that is a result of a number of factors. Our high quality staff works diligently to ensure that the curriculum reflects the rigor of the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science and Technical subjects, as well as Mathematics. The new national standards have been informed by the best available evidence and the highest state standards across the country and globe, and are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee that our students are competitive in the emerging global marketplace.
In order to promote high student achievement, the district dedicates time and resources to provide comprehensive Professional Development opportunities to teachers. Little Silver’s Professional Development Institute offers teachers an array of professional development experiences including Tech Academy, 3-T Academy (Teachers Teaching Teachers), Video Viewing, Release Time, In-Service Days, Embedded PD, and Virtual Book Clubs. The various opportunities provide all teachers with opportunities to grow in their craft.
Little Silver’s supportive parent community and technologically-equipped facilities also contribute to high student achievement. The district has been slowly implementing one-to-one technology, not only to prepare students for the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Assessment, but also to provide our students with opportunities to develop 21 st Century Skills which will enable them to learn to collaborate with others and connect through technology. Our parents support the use of technology at home as well by monitoring the use of our district’s online resources.