School is located in Portland, Maine, a city often mentioned
as one of the nation's most "livable" small cities.
The school has 450 students in Kindergarten through Grade Five.
School is a joyful learning community of high standards and
high expectations for each student. The learning experience
is exciting and challenging. Hall's curriculum is rich,
and challenging. Hall has a long history of shared partnerships
with parents and school community members. The rigorous
curriculum includes literacy, math, social studies, science,
health, technology, music, art, and physical education.
The Learning Results are central to delineating "What students
should know and be able to do upon graduating from Portland
School meets the evolving needs of children.
Full day K program for all children
Primary Structure for all students:
Literacy Groups outside the classroom available for primary
children who qualify
Reading Recovery available in first grade for children who qualify
Collaborative available in many neighborhood intermediate classes
and in one Many Rivers classroom
Intermediate Literacy Collaborative
Hall School provides
a variety of student-centered learning options.
Hall School Neighborhood Program:
Available to students living in the Hall School
Serves students K-5
English as a Second Language Program:
Available to eligible students K-5
More than eighteen languages are represented at Hall School
Many Rivers Program:
Open to students from Hall and other Portland Schools
Serves students Grade 1-5
District Special Education Program Classes:
Available to students qualifying from Hall School and other
School Based Special Education
Available to qualifying students within Hall School
Organized for 21st century teaching and learning.
Collaborative Teaching Teams exist in all classes throughout
the year for specific units, projects,
events, cross grade mentoring etc.
Teaching Available in a Neighborhood First
Grade and Fourth Grade
Teaching Teams Available in Some Neighborhood Classes and in
Available in a neighborhood class, Multilingual classes, and
Available in neighborhood primary grades, a neighborhood
two/three, multilingual classes and Many Rivers classes
Computer lab available for all students
Hall School surrounds children with a strong
and caring school community.
Teachers have all earned the "Highly Qualified"
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act
support all aspects of school life
the numerous parent and school community volunteers within Hall
School each day
ETEP site for graduate student
A collegial partnership with the University of Maine
Involves Hall School with coaching and modeling for new teachers
Child Care: (before/after school)
Provided by Portland Recreation Department
Hall School has a rich and varied menu of
authentic learning opportunities.
A favorite winter portion of physical education program K-5
Part of the Hall School music curriculum for all students K-5
Completed in partnership with Portland Trails
School Clubs and Groups:
Fifth Grade Morning Announcers
Fifth and Fourth Grade Safety Patrol