Academic Program

The following goals are driven from International Baccalaureate Program (for the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes) as well as the Reggio-Emilia and Developmental Programs.

  • MMO Program

    Mothers Morning Out (MMO) Program is all-year-round program, available for children 6 months to 2 years of age. The MMO Program helps the child to understand the language before starting the more structured Preschool Program. It is the first bridge between only-English speaking environment to a bilingual one. The daily schedule includes song/dance, story time, playground time, circle time, all done in the target language. Beside the language skills, children develop gross motor skills, start developing fine motor skills and social skills (such as sharing, sitting in circle, waiting in line, eating in group etc). Potty training starts when the families decide that their child is ready for such training.

  • 2 YR. Preschool Program

    Children should be turning 2 year old on September 1st in order to be eligible for this program.
    Language development: at the end of this preschool year your child will know and use between 200 to 500 words in the target language. It is very normal for the child not to use those the vocabulary at the house, if parents speak only English.
    Art: Children are involved daily in art activities, through different painting techniques, either free form or based on a sketch. They will recognize all basic colors in target language.
    Pre-math: at the end of this preschool year your child will recognize numbers up to ten, all basic shapes, have the general idea of grouping and start matching.
    Pre-Writing and Pre-Reading: Your child will be involved daily in reading/story time. At the end of this preschool year your child will recognize vowels in the target language.
    Social development: Values such as respecting the friend, the teacher and the environment, are a daily part of the program.

  • 3YR. Preschool Program

    Children should be turning 3 year old on September 1st in order to be eligible for this program.
    Language development: at the end of this preschool year your child will know and use between 500 to 1000 words in the target language. It is very normal for the child not to use those the vocabulary at the house, if parents speak only English. The child will use the language if is surrounded by speakers of the language.
    Art: Children are involved daily in art activities, through different painting techniques, either free form or based on a sketch. They will recognize all colors colors in target language.
    Pre-math: at the end of this preschool year your child will recognize numbers up to twenty, all shapes, start grouping by two and three, more or less, etc.
    Pre-Writing and Pre-Reading: Your child will be involved daily in reading/story time. At the end of this preschool year your child will recognize vowels and most of consonants in the target language. Most of our students by this age recognize and write their name.
    Social development: Values such as respecting the friend, the teacher and the environment, are a daily part of the program. The concentration is in respecting and preserving Earth and environment.
    Discovery: Animals, vegetation, their importance for the environment are some parts of the social discovery of our three year old students.

  • 4 YR. Pre-K Program

    Children should be turning 4 year old on September 1st in order to be eligible for this program.
    Language development: at the end of this preschool year your child will understand almost everything in the target language, and express him/herself freely. The child will know and use 1500 or more words in the target language. It is very normal for the child not to use those the vocabulary at the house, if parents speak only English. The child will extensively use the language if is surrounded by speakers of the language.
    Art: Children are involved daily in art activities, through different painting techniques, either free form or based on a sketch. They will recognize all colors and color combinations in target language. By this age, the children draw recognizable pictures of themselves and people/objects around them.
    Pre-math: at the end of this preschool year your child will recognize numbers up to fifty, all shapes, concepts such as opposites, more or less, etc.
    Pre-Writing and Pre-Reading: Your child will be involved daily in reading/story time. At the end of this year your child will recognize all letters in the target language, recognize and write their name and the names of family members and classmates, know their address and phone numbers etc.
    Social development: Values such as respecting the friend, the teacher and the environment, are a daily part of the program. The concentration is in recognizing and respecting the culture of other people and countries, this is achieved through studying some of the characteristics of Africa.
    Social Sciences: Animals, vegetation, map, housing structures, historical and cultural monuments, physical characteristics of the African continent are some parts of the social sciences of our four year old students.

  • Kindergarten Program

    Language
    Oral Communication: Listening and Speaking. Communicating needs, feelings and ideas in order to respond to a variety of experiences. Use the language for social interaction and to obtain knowledge of people, places and things in their environment and in the wider community.
    Written communication: Reading and Writing. Students will read daily with support and guidance, independently, in small groups or in whole-class situations. We use handwriting and cursive writing.
    Visual Communication: Viewing and Presenting. Play, experiment, talk and relate to a variety of media. View and react to media items or factual information in order to understand and describe what they see.
    Mathematics
    Data handling: Statistics and Probability. Students will sort, describe and compare attributes of real objects, and compare quantities.
    Measurement. Students will be able to identify and compare attributes of real objects.
    Shape and Space. Students will be able to sort describe and compare 3-D shapes, and explore the paths regions and boundaries of their immediate environment.
    Pattern and Function. Students will find, describe and create patterns in their world.
    Numbers. Students will be able to read, write, count and order numbers to 100; while developing number relationships to 10, develop a sense of 1:1 correspondence and conservation of number. They will select and explain an appropriate method for solving a problem.
    Science: Students will develop their observational skills by using their senses to gather and record information. Students use these observations to identify patterns and make predictions. They will recognize the basic "cause and effect" relationships. Students will recognize change over time and know that different variables and conditions may affect change.
    Social Studies: We will continue to focus on Africa. Students will gain an understanding of people and their lives, focusing on themselves, their friends and families, and their immediate environment. They will gain the sense of place and time and how time and change affect people.
    Physical Education (PE): Students will develop their spatial awareness, gross motor skills, creative skills through movement, a variety of movements, and exploring different ways to move on the floor and on apparatus. Students will explore coordination, manipulation, and balance in a range of games; non-locomotor and locomotor skills using music as a stimulus.
    Arts: Drama and Music: Music continues to be an important part of the program. Students will work together, share ideas and begin to make group decisions. They will develop an awareness and acceptance of differences traditions, celebrations, beliefs and behavior. They will develop the confidence to create their own dramas through play, and to share these with others when appropriate. Students will join in musical activities, using their voices and simple instruments to develop concepts about sound and musical awareness. They will begin to develop consciousness and appreciation of music from different cultures.

Summer Program

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