The Fairview School District vision embraces a philosophy where curriculum, instruction, and assessment work together towards developing learning communities that foster a culture of thinking and creativity. This vision drives how we assess learning, how our curriculum development occurs and guides the instructional practices. Some goals of the relationship between curriculum, instruction, and assessment are to:

  • Allow students to be actively engaged in the learning process
  • Develop students’ understanding of the content and related concepts through problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Provide an environment where the learning process is personalized to meet individual student needs

In our classrooms, we strive to create communities of learning where adults and children learn together. We believe that students need to take an active role while learning and become problem-solvers so they have the confidence to take on the most complex content. Our curriculum, therefore, reflects our beliefs about the importance of learning experiences that will lead to lasting understanding and the ability to apply and use knowledge in new contexts.

Fairview School District follows a process of curriculum mapping to develop and refine our curriculum to meet the needs of our students.

Our curriculum addresses the 
standards outlined by the state of Pennsylvania for all subjects and courses, and programs are continually evaluated and refined following a curriculum review process. Pennsylvania’s standards offer a set of academic expectations that all students should master by the end of each grade level. These standards also reflect the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in life after high school, in both post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.

We do believe that the standards are the minimum content that we present, and our teachers are the experts to supplement and move beyond this minimum standard.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has adopted the Standards-Aligned System (SAS). This is a comprehensive approach to curriculum and instruction that supports student achievement across the Commonwealth. Please visit to learn more.

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