We learn, grow, & celebrate together
In Elementary school, students are given the opportunity to put into practice the 21st century learning skills; the goal is that they learn to communicate, collaborate and exercise creativity and critical thinking, making those connections that are relevant to their lives and in turn, help them to succeed in this changing world.
Students are engaged in a standards-based curriculum implemented by highly qualified teachers. Common Core State Standards and Singapore Math are the base of our Mathematics and English Language Arts lessons. Next Generation Science Standards have begun to enrich our Science lessons and our rich Dominican History is offered along with a worldwide perspective in our Social Studies classes. Specialists deliver Music, Art, Physical Education, Religion, Character Education, Computer, Learning Commons, and extra-curricular clases. These practices, taught through the Project-Based Learning methodology, develop a well-rounded educational experience, awareness, understanding, respect, and the value of differences in our society.
Project Based Learning
PBL involves key knowledge, understanding, and success skils. The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, communication, collaboration, and self-management, all tied to:
The Essential Project Design Elements:
- Challenging Problem or Question
- Sustained Inquiry
- Student Voice & Choice
- Critique & Revision
- Public Product
Next Generation Science Standards
The focus is on students, not just learning but also truly mastering a number of concepts each school year.
Our students perform well because they understand the material on a deeper level.
English as a Second Language
The ESL program is designed to help students learn English as their second language.
- English vocabulary
- Writing skills
- Reading skills
- Listening skills
- Oral skills
Hands-on activities, demonstrations, models, print-rich environments, and visual communication.
Additional resources are used — flashcards, charts, music, books, and videos.
Research-based curriculum that establishes consistent guidelines for what every student should KNOW and BE ABLE TO DO in Math and English Language Arts from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Individualized Learning Program
Strengths & Opportunities
Takes into account each student’s needs, interests, strengths & weaknesses.
- Incorporates long-term goals of the students
- Synthesizes with the larger educational framework
- Works with the student’s aspirations – cultural, artistic, social, or personal
Learn by making
“Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. These things are like little pieces of us and seem to embody portions of our souls.”
— Mark Hatch The Maker Movement Manifesto