On November 1st, 2016, UNC President Margaret Spellings publicly announced that East Carolina University has been selected as one of eight universities across the state to open a laboratory school as a training site for future teachers and administrators. The community school at ECU is a collaboration between the East Carolina University and Pitt County Public Schools, operating within South Greenville Elementary School. The ECU Community School will open in the fall of 2017 for grades 2 through 4. The school will expand over three years to eventually serve students in grades Pre-K through 5.

The ECU Community School is designed to build upon students’ strengths and provide real world learning experiences with research based instruction to include a variety of wrap-around services to maximize each child’s potential. It will not only address students’ academic needs, but will also provide students with additional resources to enhance their development physically, socially, and emotionally.

Our Vision

We will build a school culture that emphasizes safety, respect and love of the children and families we serve.  It is our mission to engage children in learning experiences that support their curiosity, creativity, inquiry, and intellectual growth. It is our mission to create a school that respects children’s strengths and meets their needs. The ECU Community School acknowledges and supports the integration of health, wellness and learning. Through the ECU Community School, we will empower students, families and teachers to become informed engaged and resilient citizens in our community. It is our mission to cultivate and support a love of lifelong learning and growth for students and their families.

Our Mission

The mission of the ECU Community School is to educate the whole child through a web of support that thrives through our partnerships. 

Explore and Learn with Us!

The ECU Community School is located within six classrooms at South Greenville Elementary. Students will receive access to state of the art resources in literacy, science, math, and technology. Opportunities for additional learning time will occur through planned extended day and year activities.

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