March 4, 2021: No School, Conferences
March 5-12, 2021: No School, Spring Break
school opening
Check out the latest employment opportunities
with Nelson Mandela Elementary
It's Going to be a Great Year!
NME would like to welcome back all our scholars!
previous arrow
next arrow


Nelson Mandela Elementary is committed to maximizing the educational success of all students and bridging learning and achievement gaps.

Nelson Mandela Elementary School Logo


The mission of Nelson Mandela Elementary is to provide quality instruction that demonstrates ALL students can learn and develop academically, emotionally, socially and physically. Nelson Mandela Elementary is committed to maximizing the educational success of all students and bridging learning and achievement gaps

Nelson Mandela Portrait


After numerous community input sessions where a variety of names were discussed, the overwhelming support was for Nelson Mandela Elementary. The ideals that Nelson Mandela held regarding education and its role in changing the world are what we aspire to as a school.


Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Every day, scholars cite these words. They then say, "and I will change the world with my hope, strength, service, unity, peace, and wisdom." At Nelson Mandela Elementary, educators encourage scholars every day to believe that they really can change the world someday.


Three key curriculum initiatives that we will be using at the new school are Spalding Reading, Singapore Math and Violin Sprouts.


Supporters of Singapore math credit the Singaporean methods of instruction and curriculum for its students’ success. While American math instruction often relies on drilling and memorization of many skills each year, Singapore math focuses on children not just learning but also truly mastering a limited number of concepts each school year. The goal is for children to perform well because they understand the material on a deeper level; they are not just learning it for the test.

Spalding Education

Those who undertake the courses and implement the total Spalding program frequently and consistently agree it is the best professional development they have completed. You will be astounded by the results the program universally achieves in such a short time. WRTR is the complete package and your search for a total program in all facets of English is finally complete.


Every student will learn to play the violin through partnership with the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Watch the video to learn more about the connection between brain development and playing an instrument.