Individualized Student Plans
The Kindergarten program at World Academy is a five day a week, full day program (8:45am - 2:30pm) with the option to extend the day with before and after school care. Child to teacher ratios are kept low - below 18:1. All children enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years of age before October 1st of the current school year. If your child does not meet the minimum age requirements, we may consider early admission after the results of testing and a review by the Admissions Committee.
Kindergarten at World Academy reflects the notion that five-year-olds are vibrant, active, doers. Our children experience life through learning centers and teacher support.
The program is designed to encourage a sense of "we-ness" that invites the children to work cooperatively, to give and take leadership. The curriculum feeds children's curiosity and addresses their sense of industry...it keeps the mental wheel "humming." We take advantage of a child's insatiable desire to learn -- exposing our kindergartners to all of the vital information they are demanding about the world. The classes promote the joy of learning, and are opportunities for our children to learn control over their lives by offering choices and encouraging the development of their sense of self. This is an important time for our youngest elementary students to develop socialization skills in areas including patience, sharing, listening and negotiation.
We also recognize this is a time for building a strong foundation of language and math skills. Special focus is placed on these two areas in our Kindergarten classrooms. A McGraw Hill reading program is used in the classroom as well as an Addison Wesley math program. Both programs are extremely useful in teaching to all levels, enrichment worksheets may be completed by children needing more of a challenge and additional activities are suggested for students having trouble understanding certain lessons.
Specialists are also an important addition to the curriculum. Music, Physical Education, Technology, American Sign Language and French classes round out the Kindergarten program. Our enrichment programs are an important feature of a World Academy education. Each program has been outlined more in-depth below: