Zachary Taylor Elementary School is located in eastern Jefferson County at the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway and Westport Road. The school lies within a growing and supportive area of businesses, neighborhoods, and churches. Zachary Taylor students benefit from multiple partnerships with local businesses and churches that wish to assist in our daily efforts to ensure that each student is successful.
The staff at Zachary Taylor stress academic achievement and the development of the whole child. We have a full-day Preschool Program that serves three- and four-year-olds as well as full-day kindergarten. Zachary Taylor is committed to providing all students an engaging and challenging curriculum that meets the needs of each child and the expectations of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS).
Zachary Taylor Elementary serves a culturally diverse population of students and offers a wide range of programs and supports. Our students participate in art, music, drama, dance, theatre, physical education, and technology classes. Zachary Taylor also offers an Advance Program curriculum for those students who qualify and offers Extended School Services (ESS) for those students needing additional academic support. Students also receive Spanish instruction on a weekly basis and daily literacy instruction that includes interventions and enrichment opportunities for each student. All students also participate in daily science instruction that incorporates the use of Science FOSS Modules and math instruction that incorporates the use of Math Investigations.
Our curriculum has been supported and expanded by the adoption of the CARE for Kids Program, which facilitates the building of classroom communities with an emphasis on character education, problem solving, and social skills development. The CARE for Kids Program is supported by daily instruction in social studies that focuses on the components of communities and regions and the importance of citizenship and understanding United States history.
Zachary Taylor partners with the YMCA and serves as a site for the YMCA Child Enrichment Program (CEP). This program offers before- and after-school child-care services for families. Zachary Taylor has a full-time counselor, assistant principal, Family Resource Center (FRC) coordinator, librarian and resource teacher to assist with the multiple needs of effectively educating each student.