About Vernfield

GrafPrincipal: Jonathan Graf jgraf@soudertonsd.org
Address: 960 Long Mill Road, Telford, PA 18969
Phone: 215.721.0606
Fax: 215.721.6609
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Welcome to Vernfield Elementary School!
Vernfield Elementary is located on a 38 acres site in Franconia Township on Long Mill Road. The building opened in the fall of 2003 and is a two-story structure featuring classrooms in six-pod groupings. Each pod consists of classrooms located around a common area. This state-of-the-art building boasts wireless technology, a multipurpose room with a movable wall providing a variety of uses for the gymnasium/auditorium/cafeteria and a beautiful library with a vaulted ceiling.

Inside the school, the caring and respectful community of learners is what makes Vernfield special. Teachers, staff, and parents work closely together to provide the best possible school environment for the students.

Our rich language arts curriculum provides students with the opportunity to grow as readers, writers, speakers and listeners. The Everyday Math curriculum provides students with a rigorous approach to learning math, and all subject areas have been aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards. The Vernfield Faculty has high expectations, believes that all children can learn, and celebrates students’ accomplishments.

Character Counts at Vernfield
Displaying good character is important all day, every day at Vernfield. At our monthly town meetings, we salute our flag with the Pledge of Allegiance, recite the Vernfield Vision, and sing our school song. Students are recognized for good choices and other acts of kindness through our Blue Slips and ribbons. Our Home and School Association also helps support Vernfield's quest for teaching the importance of good character by supplying classroom teachers with monthly read aloud books. These books correspond with the district's monthly character themes, which are Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Perseverance, Wisdom, and Humility. A morning message starts the day at Vernfield with a quote and a "something to think about" message.

These and the many individual classroom teacher efforts are some of the ways Vernfield is making a deliberate effort to cultivate virtue in our students.