In our program, students begin their learning in Pre K3 with immersion into our caring and highly individualized program of both academics and the arts. The curriculum creates an outstanding foundation from which academic success can be scaffolded. Students progress from one level to the next with the prerequisite skills not only in content but also in higher order thinking and are prepared to analyze for deeper meaning.
Beginning in kindergarten, the arts program introduces students to the performance and visual arts such as drawing, vocal music, acting and dance. As their talents develop, opportunities are created for them to stretch their learning and interests. Choir, dance class, and art shows allow the students to demonstrate their learning and newly honed skills.
Research shows that early foreign language exposure enhances a child’s primary language development, thus increasing his or her brainpower!
This is why we begin our foreign language skills program in kindergarten, which naturally leads to greater success in foreign language study in high school and college. Mandarin is our language of choice.
We are intentional about infusing Creative Writing in all content and curricular areas, from kindergarten through 2nd grade. Best practices in education dictate writing across the curriculum, and our students certainly validate their learning through written expression. Students write personal narratives, folk tales, scripts and stories related to ELA and the grade level content.