We empower our students intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
In order to provide our students with a well-rounded education and their families with pertinent services, we offer the following programs in addition to our regular immersion and bilingual academic programs:
Physical wellness and development are key components of our curriculum, provided in a fun and structured manner to ensure children benefit most from the program. Our approach allows for experiential learning on the part of the children as they progress through the three stages: modelling, collaborating, and simulating. Depending on the age of the students, we work on different skills toward different goals. Pre-K2 and Pre-K3 Our youngest students work directly with their classroom teacher on developing their gross motor skills through a variety of fun, structured physical activities, including:
Jumping & Landing
Awareness of Space (personal & general)
Rhythm & Movement
Pre-K4 At this age, students have P.E. with a specialized Coach to incorporate games, the notion of rules, as well as an introduction to team sports. Developmentally appropriate activities include:
Body Awareness Exercises
Rhythm & Dance
Kicking and Punting
Kindergarten and Elementary Grades At this level, the P.E. Coach imparts awareness of safe practices, procedures, and rules all the while promoting sportsmanship and self-esteem, competition and cooperation. Skills and drills include:
The emotional well-being of our students is one of our school’s top priorities. As such, we incorporate the help of our school counselor into three important areas of the children’s school experience providing the corresponding services:
Academic Development Support The school counselor provides our teachers with the tools necessary to design and implement an instructional program that takes into account the children’s psychological development, needs, and strengths. We are not only focusing on providing excellent academic instruction, but we are also doing it in a way that addresses the emotional development of every child. Each age group has different developmental needs and within these groups there are always individual differences. Children have different learning styles, communicate differently, and have different temperaments. We take all of these factors into account as we work with the students both in groups and individually.
Parent Support Being a parent is an exciting and awe-inspiring experience, but it can also be extremely challenging. This is why we feel it is important to offer a space for parents to come together in which they can provide support to one another, ask questions, and share ideas from their own parenting experience, all while the school counselor shares information about child development that corresponds to the parents' current circumstances. These groups meet in a judgment-free zone designed to help parents strengthen, and perhaps discover, the parenting style that works best for them and their family. Participation is entirely voluntary.
Family Consultations The school counselor helps us with, on the one hand, the implementation of a holistic curriculum in the classroom and, on the other hand, guidance during the parent groups. Furthermore, the school counselor is also available to families on a private basis to address more specific parenting or psychological concerns. Our school offers each family the opportunity to receive up to three complimentary family consultations from the school counselor. The consultations are always carried out with the utmost respect for the family and child’s confidentiality.
Our school is an international school. A wonderful aspect of attending is that, not only do the students represent many nationalities by birth or heritage, some students in fact live in other countries for the majority of the year, attending our school for a quarter or a semester each year. Our school community is happy to welcome those families who, year after year, come from afar for a few months to spend their winters in Florida. Whether hailing from countries such as Canada, Russia, and Italy, or northern states like New York, Michigan, and Connecticut, the children are mainstreamed into the classroom with their peers and follow our curriculum. For older students, we can coordinate with the home school as needed upon request.