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About Us

McNichols Educational Plaza has served the South Scranton Community at its present site since 1978.  There are presently 470 students enrolled in our 3 year old preschool through grade 5.  McNichols Educational Plaza operates under the premise of "what is best for all children".  Our principles and practices are committed to meet the academic, physical, social and emotional needs of our students. Our instruction is child centered and committed to developing each child's potential to the maximum.


Curriculum development is an ongoing process that lends itself to integrate the content areas of Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics wherever and however possible. We feel the development of our students' cognitive processes and basic skills lead to a smooth transition into an intermediate learning environment.


Planned courses have been developed in the following units:

  • Pearson Reading Series  
  • Everyday Math  
  • Science   
  • Social Studies
  • Library    
  • Art
  • Physical Education  
  • Music  


McNichols Educational Plaza offers numerous educational programs from preschool through fifth grade.  Among these offerings are the following:


Professional Support (consultation, direct services, or diagnostic interventions)      1.   Principal     2.   Diagnostician     3.   Title One Reading and Math Specialists     4.   Classroom Reduction Teacher     5.   Speech Clinicians     6.   School Psychologist     7.   Librarian, Art, Physical Ed. and Music    8.   School Nurse     9.   School Based Behavioral Health (Friendship House)     10. Children and Youth Services      Paraprofessionals (direct service and diagnostic interventions)          1.  Special Education Classroom Aides     2.  Preschool Aides     3.  Kindergarten Aides     4.  Library Aide     5.  Maintenance Personnel      Special Education Services available at McNichols      1.  Learning Support (included in reg. Ed.)     2.  Occupational Therapy     3.  Physical Therapy     4.  Speech Therapy     5.  Vision Therapy     6.  Gifted Program      Additional Programs:      1.   Three year old Preschool Program    2.   Four year old Preschool Program      3.   SBBH Services     4.   All Day Kindergarten Program     5.   Parent Teacher Association     6.   D.A.R.E.     7.   Student observers and Student Teachers in cooperation with Marywood University and the University of Scranton. 8.   Junior Deputy Program of Lackawanna County 9.    Breakfast in the classroom program 10.  Star Student of the Month Program 11.  Physical Fitness Challenge (5th Grade) 12.  Track and Field District Competitions 13.  Special Olympics District Competititons 14.  Parent Volunteer Program 15.  Artist in Residency 16.  Arts Engage Program