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About Us

McNichols Educational Plaza has served the South Scranton Community at its present site since 1978.  There are presently 330 students enrolled in Kindergarten through grade 4.  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:

  • My View ELA
  • McGraw Hill Realize Math
  • Science   
  • Social Studies 
  • Art
  • Physical Education  
  • Music  
  • Social Emotional Learning


McNichols Educational Plaza offers numerous educational programs from kindergarten through fourth 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.   ELD Specialists                                                                 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                                  3.  Library Aide  

2.  Kindergarten Aides                                                             4.  Maintenance Personnel


 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.  School Wide Positive Behavior Program 

2.  SBBH Services 

3. Parent Volunteer Program 

4.  All Day Kindergarten Program                                      

5.  Parent Teacher Association                                           

6.  Breakfast in the Classroom

7. Student Ambassador Program

8. After School Programs