Welcome to New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary School. My name is Jacob Hodgson and I am the principal of New Traditions. I am coming to this position with five year’s experience as an elementary school administrator. I am excited to be at New Traditions, where the focus is on integrating the arts and sciences into the daily curriculum. Providing students the opportunity to learn academically and socially through a variety of modalities does this with activities that encourage the integration of skills across the curriculum. Students participate in visual and performing arts, outdoor learning experiences in our beautiful gardens, physical education, and emphasis on restorative practices with clearly defined expectations.
New Traditions is a small school with an emphasis on community. It values diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, family styles, and worldviews. Our school community values, teaches, and encourages mutual respect, responsibility, and safety. Family participation is key to the success of our school as there are many ways for parents to get involved. In fact, many of our programs are funded through our active PTA.
New Traditions is a great place to be. I encourage you to schedule a tour of our school to see first hand the wonderful learning environment established by our amazing community of students, teachers and parents.Sincerely,