Edward M. Funk Elementary enables all of our children to become lifelong, independent learners who are active participants in their own education, growth and development and who are engaged and challenged to become critical thinkers who can work both individually and cooperatively as problem solvers. The instructional focus is to have students write for a variety of purposes and audiences with sophistication and complexity appropriate to the grade level. The school has a commitment to an active, hands-on approach to the teaching of Science and Technology. There are two labs, which merges components of science, mathematics and technology as a part of its curriculum. It is a structured program permitting research, response to questions and recording information through a practical task-based and computer-based format. Children learn a variety of skills including keyboarding, publishing and Internet use.