About Our School

Northern Shores Elementary School is a modern, student-oriented, state-of-the-art learning facility located in northern Suffolk. The staff at Northern Shores is dedicated to fostering respect for individual differences, communicating high expectations, and helping students develop positive personal qualities while working toward mastery of the Virginia Standards of Learning.

The mission of Northern Shores Elementary School is to provide all students with challenging opportunities and experiences that will enable them to succeed academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. Students experience real world learning through the use of research-based strategies and differentiated instruction. STEM activities and performance-based assessments play a vital role in challenging students to apply concepts in a practical environment. Students are further encouraged to become responsible 21st century digital citizens through  the use of interactive technology such as instructional websites, online testing, and Google Classroom. Students are motivated toward improved reading comprehension through school-wide use of the Accelerated Reader program.

We believe in the education of the whole child, and each child's talents are promoted through after school clubs. Many students enjoy learning through Battle of the Books, Garden Club, Girls on the Run, Hero Boys Running Club, STEM Club, Safety Patrol, Smile Club, Talented Art, and Talented Music.

Administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and the community share the responsibility to build a safe, nurturing, and continuous learning environment that encourages students to achieve their maximum potential.