Sterling School seeks to create an environment in which each student receives a personalized educational experience that allows them to explore their world, be enriched, and allow them to excel both academically and emotionally as they prepare for challenges today and tomorrow.
Sterling School serves two main populations, one is an urban population consisting primarily of families from the Nicholtown Community of Greenville. The second population consists of highly gifted students from urban, suburban, and rural areas of the county. As a result, our demographics are complex, but the aggregate consists of 825 students, 81% of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch, 8% are served under IDEA as students with special needs, and 53% are identified as being gifted and talented. Our average daily attendance last year was 96.29%.
Our primary academic focus is on personalized learning that challenges and meets the needs of all students. The faculty and staff accomplish this by providing instruction through balanced literacy, guided math, technology integration, and differentiated instruction based on the individual needs of each student. Additionally, Sterling is a member of OnTrack Greenville and is working to meet both the social-emotional and academic needs of its students through initiatives such as PBIS, MTSS, Compassionate Schools, and Trauma-Informed Classrooms. These initiatives are spearheaded by members of the school leadership team, instructional team, and various grade level and content area leaders with the ultimate goal of creating an environment in which each student receives a personalized educational experience that allows them to explore their world, be enriched, and allow them to excel both academically and emotionally as they prepare for the next challenge they face at school and in life.