Briarwood Elementary School enjoys a sense of community and a rich mix of special programs. It is one of three elementary schools in the District offering a Science/Technology magnet program for grades 4 and 5. This program features multi-age classes that provide the standard District curriculum with an emphasis on science and technology. Students use technology and its resources through engaging projects, film making, and scientific investigations. The popular Reading Buddies program at Briarwood links senior citizens and parents with second-graders. They read weekly in one-on-one situations to help the young students improve reading comprehension and fluency.