Located in the heart of Bardstown, Foster Heights Elementary is a newly renovated school serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Seventy-nine staff members provide instruction and support to students in 27 regular classroom settings and a variety of resource and intervention settings. Students receive related arts instruction in art, music, physical education, health, technology, library and social skills. Our staff strives to fulfill the mission and vision of providing a strong academic program within a positive learning environment, in partnership with our families and community. Responsible decision-making skills are taught to assist students in becoming productive citizens. We employ regular evaluation and support to help ensure student success. Instruction is provided to meet the needs of all learners in order to prepare
“Honorable, Understanding, Successful, Knowledgeable, Independent, Empowered Students” to become lifelong learners and contributing citizens in a changing society.
Foster Heights provides instruction in the Common Core Standards for English, Language Arts and Math , Core Content 4.1 in Social Studies, and Next Generation Science Standards for Science. Our school improvement plan contains goals that address reduction of barriers and closing achievement gaps among student groups. All students are taught a core curriculum of reading, math, science, social studies, arts/humanities and practical living/vocational studies. The core curriculum is supported by music, drama, physical and character education, technology and library skills. Assessment tools are used to identify student needs and strengths. Additional programs including differentiated instruction, intervention, ESS services, specially designed instruction, speech therapy and gifted/talented instruction are provided to ensure academic success for all students. A wide variety of extracurricular activities are also offered to students.