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ESM supports the importance of early childhood education with a pre-kindergarten program serving ages 1-4 at Park Hill School and a full-day kindergarten program in each of its four elementary schools. Inquiry-based learning is an essential element in the delivery of the Common Core Curriculum.

Pine Grove Middle School is a collaborative learning community with a focus on transforming educational engagement and delivery as a model for 21st century learning. Pine Grove emulates preparing the whole child through the alignment of curriculum with the Common Core State Standards and the integration of STEM/STEAM principles in trans-disciplinary, project-based learning. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens are an integral component of Pine Grove’s youth development. Pine Grove Middle School was the recipient of the 2010 NYS ASCD Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century Award and the 2011 ALA National School Library Program of the Year.

ESM is proud to be one of 11 schools in New York State designated as a comprehensive high school with a student-led credit union, courses for advanced placement and college credit and the integration of 21st century learning in preparedness for success with real-world application in learning and life. The East Syracuse Minoa Central School District is one of only 388 school districts in the nation honored by the College Board on its AP® Achievement List.