Mount Spurr Elementary School serves students in grades K-6 who live on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. In addition to classroom teachers, we have teachers who specialize in music, library, art, health, and physical education. Sixth-grade students may participate in additional music instruction in band or orchestra. After-school sports activities are available for students in grades 4-6. All students may join the fall running club and participate in the North Anchorage Area Cross-Country Running Jamboree held at Bartlett High School.
Students who meet eligibility requirements may receive speech/language therapy or special education services. Students in special education may also be eligible for the related services of occupational therapy or physical therapy. The Anchorage School District also offers gifted enrichment classes for students in grades 2-6. A bilingual tutor provides instructional support for eligible students. We also have a full-time nurse.
Mount Spurr’s curriculum includes reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, music, library, computer literacy, health, and physical education. Our math curriculum is the Go Math program and Houghton Mifflin developed our comprehensive literacy program. We have a Macintosh computer lab for student use, along with additional computers in classrooms. Our instructional decisions are driven by the student performance standards developed by the Anchorage School District.