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Principal's Message


Dear Selzer Families,


We are eager and excited to begin our first year as Principal and Vice Principal of Selzer School. It has become immediately apparent that the Dumont and Selzer community are strong, supportive, and collaborative. We feel fortunate to have been welcomed and look forward to establishing a strong partnership during the course of the 2023-2024 school year.


Selzer School serves approximately 470 students in Preschool through 8th grade.  The students are our main focus and the foundation of all decision making.  Our teachers create classroom environments that are safe, inclusive, and conducive for learning. Our curriculum is reviewed and revised regularly, and it is articulated from grade to grade.  Our elementary school students, in addition to their core subjects, have the opportunity to engage in  Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Music, Technology, and Media.  In grades 6th through 8th, our students transition to a middle school schedule, switching classes and learning from a departmentalized team with highly qualified subject area teachers. Middle school students also benefit from taking our Careers and College Readiness course as part of their elective program.  This course allows students to begin considering careers of interest and discover the various avenues and opportunities that colleges have to offer.  Every Selzer student has access to adaptive technology programs through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative, SmartBoards, Promethean Boards, and Mac desktops. 


We believe in educating the whole child and as such, provide varied opportunities beyond the classroom. Our students enjoy a vibrant performing arts program through both Winter and Spring performances.  Future student leaders enjoy participation in our Student Council program. Selzer students can also showcase their talents through our Girls On The Run program and by participating on our Boys and Girls Basketball teams. Selzer school strives to give our students the space to find their passion and feel personal success. 


Of course, none of this would be possible without the abundant support of our parents and community. The Selzer School Parent Teacher Organization is an integral part of the success of our school. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this dynamic and inspiring school community. We plan to build upon the existing strong foundation of Selzer School, and continue to grow and learn with our students.


We look forward to the 2023-2024 school year and all of the great opportunities our students will experience.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.


Wishing you a wonderful 2023-2024 school year!


Charles A. Selzer School Administrative Team


Michael DeSocio, Principal

Brianne Adams, Vice Principal