Mintonye provides a traditional approach to educating children through a rich curriculum with an emphasis on the Indiana Academic Standards. Our teachers plan lessons by utilizing the proven format of direct instruction and integrating progressive, research-based techniques and programs that assist students in meeting lesson objectives. Students’ individual needs are met through the use of supplementary programs such as Accelerated Reader. Mintonye Elementary School has maintained a ranking in the top twenty percent among Indiana's elementary schools and has received numerous awards for its performance, including Indiana's 4-Star School Award.
Students’ academic progress is reported to parents through a report card every nine weeks. Information is also shared with parents through phone calls, e-mail, newsletters, notes, and at Open House. Parent conferences are held in the fall and spring, but can also be initiated by the parent or teacher at any time throughout the year. When concerns arise about a student’s academic progress or behavior, the teacher or parent may request a meeting of our Problem-Solving Team to create an intervention plan for the child.
Mintonye generally has three or four classrooms at each grade level, with an average of 22 to 26 students per classroom. Special education programs for provide services to students with learning disabilities. A peer model preschool program is also available for three and four year olds for students with and without disabilities. We also provide the services of an art teacher, music teacher, physical education teacher, librarian, computer teacher, and high-ability education teacher. Further, the services of a student services coordinator, nurse, speech/hearing clinician, and reading tutors are also available. The Lafayette Family YMCA operates Y-Care at Mintonye, a before and after school care program.