• A Message from the Principal

    Bowne-Munro is an extraordinary school with a long-standing tradition of excellence. Named a National Blue Ribbon School, Bowne-Munro is a community of learners committed to providing each student in grades PreK-4 with a challenging and nurturing educational experience. Bowne-Munro School offers students a high-quality education through a comprehensive curriculum, aligned with national standards, delivered by the best staff of dedicated professionals.

    We are equally committed to educating the emotional side of each child. Through our 2023-2024 school theme, "Together We Are Cooking Up A Recipe For Success", we will teach students the importance of respect, responsibility and resilience while encouraging the Choose Love Movement Formula of courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion. Our goal is to develop students' social-emotional awareness, self-regulation skills and empathy. Our staff utilizes multiple methods of positive reinforcement to encourage making good choices on a regular basis. Students are also asked to reflect when things go wrong, and we support all students in creating a plan to improve their decision-making skills. Periodic school-wide celebrations help foster a positive school climate where each child can become the best person they can be.

    We believe parents are vital to our school's success. As supporters of the Parent Teacher Association, all parents can be partners in the teaching and learning process. Our PTA provides a variety of events both in school and after-school hours that contribute to the fun and enriching elementary school experience. At Bowne-Murno, the combination of students who work hard, teachers who care, and parents who support education provides a powerful blend of structure, programming, resources, and commitment, so that every student can be successful.

    Be sure to follow us on Facebook! I invite you to contact me regarding any concerns, questions, or thoughts you may have about your child’s education. And please feel free to stop by and visit Bowne-Munro School!


    Kristin Gristina, Principal
    (732) 613-6810