Award Year: 2017

Oakdale Elementary School

30 Indiana Circle
Oakdale, CT, 06370-1628

(860) 859-1800

Mrs. Jill M. Mazzalupo, Principal at time of Nomination

Montville School District

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In a safe and positive environment, students are challenged to achieve their true potential as critical, creative, and collaborative problem solvers.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 71%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 14%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 24%
Oakdale students are critical, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers.

Oakdale students are critical, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers.

Oakdale Elementary School is located in Montville, Connecticut with approximately 340 students attending grades Pre-K through Grade 5. In addition to the kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, Oakdale also hosts the integrated preschool program for the district.

Oakdale Elementary School embraces a whole child approach to education with the entire staff working together to embrace a culture where students learn to persevere with any academic or social challenge they face. Students are supported socially and emotionally with a strong classroom-based social-emotional curriculum and a school-based Positive Behavior Intervention Support System with four key expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Build Community. These programs have created an environment where students feel safe and nurtured and are willing to take risks.

As a district and a school, we are committed to one overarching goal: To ensure that all students develop and graduate as critical, creative, and collaborative PROBLEM SOLVERS. The entire staff works together in a true collaborative spirit to set and maintain high academic expectations for each and every student. Relevant and rigorous instruction promotes high student engagement and an excitement for learning.

The collaborative environment within Oakdale School extends outside to the community. Staff not only work hard to build strong relationships with students, but the home to school connection has proven to be instrumental to the overall success. Continuous communication and a strong partnership with families and the community are crucial to ensuring that our students are creative and collaborative problem solvers.