Reach for the stars

Principal's Message


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to returning and new families to another great year at Sussex Avenue School!  While I am sure we can all agree that the summer months are relaxing and enjoyable, there is nothing quite like the routines of a new school year!

Sussex Avenue School has approximately 313 students in Grades 3-5.  It is our expectation that each year will be filed with student engagement, collaboration, social connections, and meaningful academic challenges in our classrooms.  At Sussex Avenue, we are dedicated to providing an environment that is inclusive and celebrates diversity while providing a high quality academic experience.  Through collaboration and partnership with the community, students will become responsible, resilient lifelong learners.  Our teachers and staff are caring professionals dedicated to providing a nuturing environment that will inspire a passion for lifelong learning.

I believe as Malala Yousafzai said: "One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."  Fostering an environment in which students feel valued, cared for, and respected, coupled with superior instructional opportunities is my life's work and my passion.  

All of us here at Sussex Avenue School look forward to a positive and productive year together with you, our parents and community members.  We invite you to join us in school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement, partnership, and support in your child's education.  As Helen Keller so wonderfully stated, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

Respectfully yours,

Lorri Vaccaro

Phone: 973-292-2250