Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year

Teri Ford, Coebourn Principal
  • Dear Coebourn Elementary Families:

    At Coebourn Elementary, we are committed to fostering a holistic educational experience that revolves around three primary pillars: character development, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. Our position is rooted in the belief that a well-rounded education goes beyond academic achievement, encompassing the cultivation of a strong character, a deep understanding of our environment, and active participation within our local community.

    As a distinguished "National School of Character," we hold character education as a cornerstone of our educational philosophy, grounded in the core values of being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. Our commitment to cultivating attributes such as perseverance, empathy, and resilience provides students with a solid foundation to embrace challenges, welcome diversity, and embody integrity in their daily lives. By introducing fundamental principles from an early age, we are equipping our students with essential life skills that extend well beyond the classroom, preparing them to navigate the complexities of their ever evolving world.

    Embracing our distinction as a "Department of Education National Green Ribbon School," Coebourn Elementary proudly stands as a shining example of environmental stewardship. Our commitment to sustainability and eco-consciousness is exemplified through the vibrant Children's Garden at our school that serves as an interdisciplinary educational lab. Here, students actively contribute to eco-friendly efforts by planting, nurturing, and harvesting vegetables that contribute to the community at large. This involvement not only imparts practical skills but also fosters a deep-rooted sense of responsibility for the environment. The recent recognition as a "Blue Ribbon Garden" by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society underscores our continuous commitment to nurturing environmentally-aware citizens.

    At the heart of our educational philosophy is the belief that strong communities are built through collaboration and engagement. Coebourn Elementary takes proactive steps to foster connections with the local borough, county, and essential entities such as the police and fire departments, businesses, and charitable foundations. These partnerships serve as powerful educational tools, showcasing the importance of unity and cooperation within our community. By integrating community-based experiences and values into our curriculum, we inspire our students to become active and responsible citizens who contribute positively to their surroundings.

    Warm regards,

    Teresa Ford, Principal Coebourn Elementary School