Specials At Politz
The art program at Politz enables our students to exercise their self-expression in a myriad of creative ways. Commencing in kindergarten, our students explore their artistic interests and learn how to manipulate color by blending different media. Art history is an integral part of this program, as our students are introduced to famous artists and learn how to produce artwork in the manner of these masters.
This new initiative to embellish our academic agenda with extra programming serves to enrich and expand our students’ learning experiences. Our 8th grade AP Literature course was a huge success. The investment yielded a credit for an extra semester of Language Arts that will be honored by the area high schools.
Our boys’ basketball team, The Pumas, continue for another great season! Working together in a congenial atmosphere, the boys have been developing their teamwork and basketball skills as they gear up for inter-school competitions.
The Politz Enrichment Program provides after school activities for our students. We have offered in the past Karate, Cooking, Woodworking, Sketching, Bowling, and Homework Help. Our students spend an enjoyable hour at the end of the school day under the guidance of trained specialists in these areas. Our offerings change with each year; we have provided dozens of options over the years in the realm of music, sports, dance, and drama, often geared towards what interests our students most.
Our Elementary students present fabulous performances that celebrate the message of our holidays at Thanksgiving, Chanukah, President’s Day, and Purim. Students and faculty work together to craft exquisite costumes and delightful routines for the delight of parents, relatives, friends, and other guests. Our annual Purim Carnival is a highlight of school life. Colorful and creative costumes, lively music and challenging booths greet our students each Shushan Purim. The celebration is absolutely magnificent!
Each year Politz provides a variety of school trips designed to enhance our students’ learning experiences. Recent trips have included:
- Adventure Aquarium
- Poconos Snow Tubing
- Arden Children’s Theatre
- Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center
- Lakewood Matzah Bakery
- Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
- Pomona Hall (Museum of Colonial New Jersey)
- Trenton State House
- Recycling Center
- Battleship New Jersey
- Franklin Institute
- National Constitution Center
- Johnson’s Corner Farm
- Springdale Farms
- Cherry Hill Mayor’s Office & Township Municipal Building