Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School
8 Gerstein Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
A neighborhood school dedicated to meeting the needs of the individual child, Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School provides a warm, nurturing environment for its students.
Our motto “CET will REACH for Knowledge” promotes respect, effort, acceptance, cooperation, and honesty.
These character traits are taught and emphasized through common read alouds, discussions, and assemblies. The implementation of the Second Step program has played a critical role in maximizing academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. This program promotes school success and connectedness, and a safe and respectful school climate by teaching students skills that strengthen their ability to have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems.
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School (CET) provides a warm, nurturing environment for its students. The school’s motto, CET will REACH for Knowledge, promotes respect, effort, acceptance, cooperation and honesty. Reading/language arts and math are taught in extended blocks to allow students more time to develop their abilities. The Reading Workshop model is used to develop literacy, while the school uses the Eureka math program to meet state math learning standards. In addition, all students study Spanish and participate in physical education, art, music, library and technology. Technology is woven into all content areas, with SMART Boards in all classrooms, and access to desktop and laptop computers and iPads. Coding and engineering experiences occur in the classroom as well as the library. Artists in residence work with students in the visual and performing arts; naturalists visit with reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds; and scientists share their work. Students also go out into the field, visiting Croton Point Park and Teatown Lake Reservation to observe river tides, landscape and wildlife and learn about things like maple sugaring.
Together with our community, we empower each student to thrive academically, creatively and socially and to become responsible citizens.