About Dormont Elementary

About Dormont Elementary

Meet Mr. Brian Werner

Brian Werner
Mr. Brian Werner started as principal of Dormont Elementary School in 2015. In his time there, Mr. Werner has implemented the school’s theme, “Growth through Engagement”, where K-5 students are provided with meaningful, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences that are meant to help them grow academically and socially. Mr. Werner is proud of Dormont Elementary School’s dedicated faculty and staff, who are willing to work with parents/guardians for the betterment of their child(ren). 

During his first few years at Dormont, the highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff have been able to accomplish and implement a number of initiatives. These initiatives include the Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a system that teaches students the five school expectations (Being safe, responsible, respectful, kind, and here) in a multitude of settings. Students are then recognized via the Principal’s 200 Club for properly displaying one or more of these actions in their daily practice. The school has an Accelerated Reader Challenge, where children read books and earn free books, book marks, and Smencils throughout the year, as well as a Summer Reading Adventure, promoting reading during the summer months.

At Dormont Elementary School, the teachers continue to take academic risks in their classrooms by promoting real-world learning experiences for the students, from kindergarten through fifth grade. The students create and publish their own books.  They participate in a living “Wax Museum” or learn about a topic of interest during “Genius Hour.” Fourth and fifth grade students can participate in the annual musical and all students learn about a variety of professions during the school’s annual Career Day.  

About Dormont Elementary

School Overview:
Dormont Elementary is located just five miles from downtown Pittsburgh and is surrounded by the 23.5 acre Dormont Park. The building first opened its doors in 1995 and features state-of-the-art grade specific educational instruction areas.

Dormont Elementary offers a diverse and comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of its students in all aspects of their social and educational development. The school's core areas of study include Language Arts, Math, Science and notable special areas such as Library, Art, Music & Physical Education. Dormont students can expect a challenging course load that is designed to help ease their transition to middle school. Also, the school's size allows for more individualized instruction and a more intimate learning environment.
Special Academic Programs:
Like all of the district's schools, Dormont Elementary hosts a variety of programs to meet the wide-ranging needs of our students. Beyond the standard curriculum Dormont offers after school day care, gifted classes, autistic support, emotional support, learning support, reading support, speech & language support and English as a Second Language. 
Key Activities and Events at Dormont Elementary:

• Dormont Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO)

• Pre-School Year Meet the Teacher Night

• Monthly PFO Assemblies

• Kindergarten Orientation

• PFO Book Fair

• Curriculum Nights

• Halloween Parade

• Orchestra/Band Concerts

• Field Day


Office Hours:
7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Student Arrival / Breakfast: 
8:20 a.m.

8:40 a.m.

Tardy Time:
8:40 a.m.

Student Dismissal:
3:20 p.m. 
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