Our elementary school, which includes kindergarten through fifth grade, focuses on the growth of the whole child: physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually.  UFS cultivates a school environment that is warm, nurturing, non-competitive, and promotes comprehensive tolerance and respect.  As our students progress through the elementary grades they are given the means to advance academically through carefully constructed curricula.

Kindergarten – 5th grades: Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Parents and caregivers may drop-off children beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Children must be 5 years old by September 1st to enter the kindergarten class.

Elementary School Curriculum

Kim Malcolm

Rustin Class Teacher (Kindergarten) |

Kim has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as well as a Masters of Art in Education of the Hearing Impaired from Columbia University.

Jenna Noel

Penn Class Teacher (1st grade) |

Jenna graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She attended the graduate school program at West Chester University, earning her certification in Elementary Education (k-6). She received a master’s in Education from Cabrini College.

Eileen Galla

Fox Class Teacher (2nd and 3rd grades) |

Eileen has been at UFS since 1989, first as an aide for five years then as a classroom teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and graduate credits in learning disabilities. Eileen is PA and MA certified in elementary education.

Jane Laties

Anthony Class Teacher (4th and 5th Grades) |

Jane has a degree from American University and has taught at The Philadelphia School and Project Learn. Besides being a talented and skilled educator, Jane is an ultra marathon runner and athlete.