Welcome to S.S. Palmer Elementary School!

Dear Palmerton Area School District Web Browser:

Thank you for visiting our school web site. There are good tidings to share about our district and our schools!

The S.S. Palmer Elementary building houses grades two – six. Although, the oldest building in our district, it is a re-modeled facility that offers challenging and rewarding learning opportunities for students. Located at the corner of 3rd and Lafayette Avenues in the borough, our building is considered one of the “in-town” schools. Half of our students are bussed while the other half walk to school. Our focus is to provide an instructional program for ALL learners and direct each one on a lifetime pathway of independent learning – so that every student will one day contribute to our world in a purposeful, constructive way. At the same time, we nurture students struggling emotionally with issues that sometime get in the way of their educational progress.

Student learning needs drive our programs! Some outstanding programs in our school include: K-6 in class curriculum delivery aligned with Pennsylvania's performance standards, Title I, a vibrant PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization), annual school-wide Science Fair / Art Show / Instrumental / Vocal Music concerts, and an active Student Council.

SOAR is our School-Wide Positive Behavior Plan that strives to promote a positive learning environment by focusing on the positive behavior choices that our students make throughout the day. We also provide a comprehensive Instructional Support Team process to assist students with academic or behavior challenges, and most-importantly, a collaborative approach to problem solving (that includes students, teachers, parents, and the principal).

This list only touches the surface of education magic that happens in our schools each day. We invite you to come to our schools and experience that magic in action! Please phone (610) 826-7538, Palmer or (610) 826-4914, Parkside to schedule a visit!

On behalf of our entire staff…we are… forever dedicated to our students and the commitment to their learning excellence and healthy maturation progress.


Mary A. Brumbach, Principal