CORE K-8 Program at Elmwood

CORE - Middle School Alternative Program at Elmwood

Rebecca Groat

DASA Coordinators:

Becky Groat
Janet Pandori

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-6226


School Address:

1728 South Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13207

School Hours:

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

School Mission Statement:
The CORE mission is to work collaboratively with stakeholders to create an engaging and developmentally appropriate K-8 program, ensuring that students of all abilities have access to a rigorous curriculum which meets their educational and social-emotional needs.

School Vision Statement:

CORE is an inclusive teaching and learning community that fosters confident, self-aware, and creative life-long learners who will become civically engaged members of society. 
School News
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