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School Overview

Naramake Elementary School students and staff strive for excellence each day by Persevering through challenges, acting with Integrity at all times, and developing strong inter-personal relationships through Respect, Dignity and Empathy for others.

To foster a positive learning environment, Naramake underwent a recent renovation adding a 1,500 square- foot addition of kitchen and cafeteria space and a brightly lit state-of-the-art Learning Commons Media Center. A brand-new outdoor classroom with raised garden beds and collaborative work spaces provide students with the opportunity to learn about plants and healthy habits.

Additionally, staff incorporate activities and lessons surrounding mental health and social emotional development into daily learning. Each day classes begin and end with a whole-class meeting period where students reflect on their learning, share celebrations and challenges, and engage in discussions and activities designed to support social-emotional well-being.

Naramake Elementary School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP). We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.

This program provides a comprehensive framework that aims to inspire students to ask questions and problem-solve as responsible members of an ever-changing world. The IB School at Naramake will initiate the pathway leading to the globally recognized high school IB Diploma Programme.

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A Brief History of Naramake

Naramake Elementary School is named after a Native American Chief - Chief Naramake. The ground on which the school is located was once the home of the Algonkian Indian Tribe. After settlers from Europe came to this area, they drove the Native Americans out of their home land.

The area in which Naramake is located became a farm with an apple orchard. The apple trees still exist on the property today. After a period of time, this area was taken over by the town and was a farm for the poor people, known as the "Naramake House." Due to a growing population in the City of Norwalk, it was decided to use the land for an elementary school, hence Naramake Elementary School was built. The school opened in 1962.