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Our caring staff teach a progressive, American, international standards-based curriculum. We provide meaningful, purposeful and challenging learning opportunities through our core curriculum, as well as specialist instruction in art, music, and physical education. We offer a technology-rich environment where students can acquire the skills to be responsible digital citizens.
We believe in the uniqueness of each individual, therefore we provide a program of studies that encourages differentiation. Our comprehensive academic programs inspire curious minds and promote a joy of learning, allowing students to reach their full potential.
Leading the Elementary School is the best job ever and I get to ride my bike to work!!!!!
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Students receive daily Spanish lessons as well as the opportunity to study Catalan. Spanish and Catalan are taught by fluent speakers of each language. Students participate in classes at either the native-level, or as a language learner.
Harnessing Home Languages Through Translanguaging
As so many of our students have different home languages, we use translanguaging pedagogies to support their learning. We provide students with opportunities to use their home language in class to help them think and learn in English, Spanish and Catalan.
Your child's education is supported by the valuable partnerships developed between families and the school. We welcome and encourage parental involvement to support and celebrate student learning.
School begins at 9:00 AM, but students can enjoy playing outside on the playground as early as 8:30 AM. When the bell rings, students head inside for “morning meeting” where they greet each other, have the opportunity to connect and share, and discuss the day ahead. Morning lessons might include literacy studio, followed by “Number Corner,” which includes problems and investigations in math. Afternoon lessons include many specialist classes, such as art, Spanish, music, and more.
At the lunch-recess break, students can choose to play on our rooftop terrace, the playground, the soccer field or play quiet games and read in the library. After recess it is time for lunch in our cafeteria, followed by afternoon lessons. At the end of the day, students have a closing meeting to say goodbye to each other and reflect on the day. The school day ends at 4:00 PM but many of our students stay for a wide variety of after school activities from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM.
There is nothing like seeing the campus for yourself and speaking directly with a member of our Admissions team. We offer small group tours, individual virtual meetings, on-campus and virtual Open House events.