School Overview

Public Charter School
Kindergarten through 6th Grade 
205 East 400 South in Orem, Utah
Open in 2006

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Who was Noah Webster?
Noah Webster (1758 –1843) has been called the"Father of American Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the nation.

What is a charter school?
A charter school is a tuition-free, publicly funded school that is started by parents, teachers, and/or community members. Charter schools give parents a choice in how their children are educated. Charter schools meet all State Requirements but have the autonomy to choose the programs that best meet the needs of their students. Noah Webster Academy was the first charter school in Orem, Utah. 

How much is tuition? Are there any other costs?
As a public school, Noah Webster does not charge tuition. As an elementary school there are no required school fees. 

Will my child wear a school uniform?
Noah Webster Academy has a Common Dress Policy. The dress code is simple, easy, and keeps the focus on education. Uniforms are to be worn during school hours, except under special circumstances as announced by the school, such as spirit days. School sponsored t-shirts may be worn on Fridays. Click here to view the full Common Dress Code.

What is Noah Webster Academy’s enrollment? Does Noah Webster provide smaller classes than a traditional public school?
Noah Webster Academy has a certified teacher and teaching assistant in each classroom. NWA limits enrollment to 22 students per kindergarten class, and 29 students per class for grades 1-6. Math and reading are taught in smaller "ability groups." Click here to meet our Homeroom Teachers

What is ability grouping?
Our goal at Noah Webster is to have each scholar at mastery. Upon entering Noah Webster Academy, scholars are assessed and placed at their academic level, not grade level, for reading and math. Ability groups allow advanced learners to be challenged and those that are struggling to receive more individual attention. Ability groups are monitored weekly to ensure each child is in the appropriate class and adjustments are made as needed.

Does Noah Webster have a Special Education program?
Our Special Education Team, known as our Dream Team, works daily with our scholars with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) to meet their goals and so much more. We meet annually as an IEP team (or more often if needed) of parents, teachers, SpEd team, and school director to discuss the needs and goals of the child. Our Special Education Department consists of a Director, Teacher, Paraeducators, Speech Language Pathologist & Technician, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist. 

What is the bell schedule? Is there a minimal day? What calendar will be used?
School begins at 8:15 am and ends at 3:15 pm. Noah Webster has “early out” on Fridays and scholars are released at 12:45 pm. Noah Webster’s calendar closely follows Alpine School District. Many of the holidays and other school breaks at Noah Webster match Alpine’s calendar. Click here to view the full bell schedule; Click here to view the current school calendar.

Is there a school lunch program?
Noah Webster Academy has a full-service cafeteria that serves a nutritious breakfast and lunch five days a week. Scholars may choose lunch which consists of a hot item, sandwich, or salad bar. All scholars choose the fruits and vegetables they would like from our salad bar. Families that meet certain income requirements may qualify for free/reduced price meals. Click here for more information about the school lunch program and this month’s menu.

Does Noah Webster offer any after school programs?
Noah Webster is proud to offer a variety of school clubs. Clubs meet before and after school, Monday-Thursday. We are grateful for the teachers and parent volunteers who donate their time and talents for our scholars. Click here for a current list of clubs being offered.

How much volunteer time is required from each family?
We ask each family to donate 20 hours of volunteer time, per family, each school year. These hours can be performed in the classroom, on field trips, at home, or by making donations. The volunteers of Noah Webster Academy make what we do possible. We are extremely grateful for your efforts! Click here to learn more about the Parent Organization and current volunteer opportunities.

Is there a bus service?
Noah Webster does not provide bus service. Families may either use carpool to pick-up their scholars, or make arrangements for scholars to walk or bike home. Click here to read more about carpool procedures.

Noah Webster Academy is a K-6 public charter school in Orem, Utah.

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