Dear Parents :
The following is information about the school with the desire to inform and involve you in this system.
We encourage the entry of children in the early stages of preschool because in this way they will have the opportunity to be in an English-speaking environment, allowing them to absorb the language and facilitate the internalization of English.
To enter school at later levels, the child needs to catch up to the level of their grade level. The school offers three months of free tutorials since many school activities are performed in English.
All foreign teachers are native English speakers and professionals in education. We have had teachers from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Our French teachers are native speakers as well.
Multiculturalism is an aspect of the philosophy of the school where our greatest asset is diversity Through exposure to diversity the human being learns to accept others. Learning to recognize and learning to live with others is where we learn the value of being human: to be different.
Therefore, participating teachers from around the world share not only their knowledge but also their culture, their way of doing things, their history, and their celebrations. Each month we investigate a country in the world, learn about its people, dress, major festivals, food, animals, geographical features, and traditions. We are aware that only by knowing our world can we learn to live together and to reflect on our own culture, reinforcing our values and acting to disrupt things which go against our values.
Throughout the school, we incorporate the methodology of Multiple Intelligences. Mathematical/Logic, Language/linguistic, Spatial, Naturistic, Intra and Inter Personal, Musical, and Kinesthetic are eight intelligences that every human being possesses. We consider each child individually and encourage the development of the different intelligences. Each intelligence is strengthened in English and Spanish.
Once a month each classroom develops a small museum based on a topic of interest of the children. This museum is created with photos, models, and figures. Topics are researched and presentations are produced with help from parents. Thus far, we have had museums that range from those that recreated the Egyptian culture to others that recalled the history of the Ecuadorian currency .
Preschool (children two years to children four years) is from 8.30am to 12.30pm .
School is kindergarten through high school, and the day is a bit longer . The day begins at 7:30 and ends at 1:30. Children rotate through different rooms to attend classes in library, science, social studies, music, philosophy, movement, and art. Students also have classes in their own classroom.
Students start with algebra from the first grade and classical philosophy and French from the third grade.
We currently have up to eleventh grade with a new grade level opening each year until we complete high school.
We provide a snack service, with options available for vegetarians and children with food allergies or intolerances. Kindergarten to high school have two snacks per day.
In the school day students have their free play time where they choose to play in outdoor spaces with supervision provided by an adult. There are several restrooms located throughout the school.
We have a multidisciplinary team with the following therapies:
Psychology and Family Therapy , Early Stimulation, and Special Education services including Speech Therapy. This group of professionals advise school development and closely monitor the situation of every child in the school to intervene according to their needs and symptoms, preventing small problems from magnifying. Therapies are free of charge, and the parents are part of the team and the process.
Since 2005, children with disabilities are integrated in the Learning Together program, which teaches that the only limitations are in our minds and in our attitudes.
Every child is unique, filled with immense potential to learn and to share with others. We strive to nurture these skills in a participatory manner involving the family, for your presence and support is the backbone of the achievements that happen at school on a day to day basis.
There is an enrollment period just 15 days before the beginning of the school year up to one month after this time. Parents that live abroad may enroll their children at any time of year. For further details of requirements please consult admissions.
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