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.

To be announced!

Penn Class Teacher (1st Grade) | Email

Dara Shomer

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

Dara has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hofstra University. She went on to get her master’s and certification in education from Arcadia University. She has over ten years of experience in private and public schools.

Jane Walsh

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.