500 East Front St.
Florence, NJ 08518

Riverfront School opened its doors to the fourth through eighth grade students of Florence Township in September, 2007, when the students of Marcella Duffy School and Florence Middle School consolidated and now occupy the newly renovated former Florence High School campus.  The merging of two quality teaching staffs and consolidation of resources once shared between two campuses have even further enriched the resources and learning experiences of our students.

Now one school, we continue to espouse the advantages of smaller learning communities.  Toward that end, Riverfront maintains grade level schedules which are differentiated to match the developmental needs of our students’ five different grade levels.   Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students receive instruction in primarily self-contained learning environments for instruction in core academic subjects.  The extended block schedule in seventh and eighth grades is designed to align with best practices of middle level philosophy and includes a home base/advisory period, common academic instructional time for grade level teams, and common planning periods for core subject teachers at each grade level. 

Students at every grade level receive a full complement of exploratory cycle classes.  Leading the exploratory experience is the interactive technology course in which students combine computer skills to solve real world problems as well as gain exposure to current technology-related careers.  In addition, students may elect courses in computers, art, music, drama, Spanish, and consumer and library science.  Band and chorus are co-curricular courses additionally offered to students as an option either during school or after school. 

Small group instructional opportunities are designed to meet the needs of special education students, students who need essential skill support in mathematics and literacy, gifted & talented learners, speech & language instruction, and occupational and physical therapies.

Staff development training is encouraged and fostered toward the goal of differentiating instruction and infusing technology in its delivery to meet the needs of students’ different learning styles.  Toward that goal, teachers are extending their application of Smartboard and Internet technologies as comprehensive teaching tools.  Riverfront houses three classroom computer labs.  In addition, parents can gain access to their child's grades in the teacher grade book and assignment records through our cutting edge Genesis Parent Access Portal.  Staff members attend workshops and trainings, both within and out of the district, in order to develop their skills in newest technologies, research, and strategies related to effective teaching and learning. 

Our focus on challenging students to think critically and analytically is balanced by equal attention on their social-emotional and character development.  We continue to expand Character Education and Anti-Bullying initiatives to foster a school culture that teaches students to honor diversity, resolve conflicts through peaceful solutions, and to make thoughtful decisions, as they continue to develop civic responsibility.


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The Mission of the Florence Township K-12 School District is to equip each of its students with fundamental knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to function as a contributing, independent member of society. The district will meet the needs of the wide range of student abilities, backgrounds, emotional and physical differences by providing comprehensive curriculum contents and various flexible methods of instruction by cultivating interdependent and productive relationships within the larger community—from local to global, and by fostering creativity, life-long learning, and responsible citizenship to the students we serve. It is the expectation of the school district that all students receive the curriculum reflecting the 2009 NJCCCS at all grade levels.