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McNichols Educational Plaza has served the South Scranton Community at its present site since 1978.  There are presently 430 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 
  • 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                                                                            6.   School Psychologist

2.   Diagnostician                                                                    7.   Art, Physical Ed. and Music 

3.   Title One Reading and Math Specialists                           8.   School Nurse

4.   Classroom Reduction Teacher                                          9.   School Based Behavioral                                                                                                           Health (Friendship House)   

5.   Speech Clinicians                                                             10. Children and Youth Services     

Paraprofessionals (direct service and diagnostic interventions)         

1.  Special Education Classroom Aides                                  4.  Library Aide  

2.  Preschool Aides                                                                 5.  Maintenance Personnel

3.  Kindergarten Aides             

 Special Education Services available at McNichols     

1.  Learning Support (included in reg. Ed.)                           4.  Speech Therapy

2.  Occupational Therapy                                                      5.  Vision Therapy

3.  Physical Therapy                                                              6.  Gifted Program     

Additional Programs:     

1.   Three year old Preschool Program                                 10.  Student of the Month Program 

2.   Four year old Preschool Program                                   11.  Physical Fitness Challenge 

3.   SBBH Services                                                               12.  Track and Field District Competition 

4.   All Day Kindergarten Program                                      13.  Special Olympics District Competitions

5.   Parent Teacher Association                                           14.  Parent Volunteer Program

6.   D.A.R.E.                                                                        15. Breakfast in the Classroom

7.  Junior Deputy Program of Lackawanna County            

8. Salvadori Program (5th Grade)                                        

9. Student observers and Student Teachers in cooperation with Marywood University and the University of Scranton.