Welcome to Northwest Area Elementary

  • northwest area buildingWe are a safe, nurturing environment where students are empowered to reach their individual potential through high expectations, critical thinking skills and a respect for core values of responsibility, kindness, perseverence and equity. 

    Important School Reminders

    1. Report if your child is going to be absent.

    2. Please notify the main office of any phone number or address changes.

    3. Please remember to bring a form of picture identification when picking up your child during school or at dismissal.


  • Address
    820 Clinton Street
    Reading, PA 19604

    Main Office:
    Fax:  610-371-5614

    Grades: PreK-4
    School Colors:
    Red and Black
    School Mascot:
    Red Knight


  • Elementary School Hours 
    8:05 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    Kindergarten Hours
    8:05 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

    Pre-Kindergarten Hours
    Morning: 8:05 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
    Afternoon: 12 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

School Contacts

  • Principal: Jennifer Bertolet

    Assistant Principal:
    Michelle Moretz

    School Nurse: Lisa Kepner
    School Counselor: Ashlee Matelan
    Parent Outreach Assistant: Leticia Lopez
    Office Secretary: Jacklyn Guilbe
    Attendance Secretary: Amanda Velez
    Home and School Visitor: Dave Marrella 

A Message from the Principal

  • Welcome to Northwest Area Elementary! As a Reading School District graduate, it is an honor to be serving the students and families of our community as Principal of NWAE. Here at Northwest our focus is to ensure all students feel a sense of belonging and are supported to reach their highest potential. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for our students as well as their families. We want to work with our families to provide the best support for all of our students as we partner in their educational journey. Our faculty and staff are always here to help and work with you to make your child’s time at Northwest the BEST it can be.