"Excellence is not an event, it is a habit" -Attributed to Aristotle
"The freedom granted to individuals unlocks a good deal of creativity and a spirit of innovation"-Dr. Jack Wertheimer
AGES: Preschool (starting at 3 years old), Kindergarten, and 1st through 8th Grade program and a high school program through 12th grade.
PRICE: $2,690.00 per month.
We have a thriving scholarship fund. The International Foundation for Education and Innovation. All applicants may apply for partial scholarships based on need.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:
Founded and directed by Maria Emilia Fermi in 1994 and managed with son, Brando Fermi Crawford.
Our school can be best described as a 'Homeschool in School' style program. We have We have a full dynamic Spanish Immersion curriculum and are listed by MENSA as a recommended program for gifted students.
We are a small school with only 30 students total between Preschool and 8th grade.
What sets us apart?
-Fluency in Spanish Achieved within one year during Preschool years, or within two years during Elementary School years. The Spanish language is spoken throughout as the target immersion language. Academic classes are all taught in English and/or Spanish and English. If weather permits, many of our academic classes are done outdoors.
-Student to teacher ratio: some classes are one on one, two to one, with a maximum of six students to one instructor.
-Food available at all times, not only during a designated lunch hour.
-Daily schedule is customized, flexible and adaptable.
-Professional Quality programing, examples of current tutors are Jennifer, PhD in Research and Statistics, Maria, a PhD in Chemistry and many more passionate professionals.
-Guest tutors with real life experience, for example a recent presentation by a local architect, applying what is typically learned in math.
-The current subjects, but not limited to, are:
Theater (improv, superhero stage combat, musical theatre)
Art (including painting, clay art, comic book art and more)
Music (Rock band, intro to most instrument)
Social emotional discussions/Life skills
Spanish immersion spoken through out the day and taught in lesson format. Russian immersion taught in lesson format.
Intro to Foreign languages (Hebrew, Italian, chinese, japanese, etc.)
Archery/Ice Skating/Soccer, and more.
Architectural designed (Lego based)
-No test to enter, no traditional testing.
-No homework assigned.
-Students are paired by interest, no by age, in a mixed age setting.
-Weekly report updating parents on progress
-Emerging curriculum.: An emerging curriculum is a philosophy of teaching and a way of planning a children's curriculum that focuses on being responsive to their interests. The goal is to create meaningful learning experiences for the children. Emerging curriculum can be practiced with children at any grade level. We reenforce the natural ability of being flexible and adaptable, an ability that is often subdued by curriculum and schedules that are always the same, numbing the facility of critical thinking that is so needed in an always changing world.
-Our students are BOTH happy and achievers.
Email email@example.com to schedule a one time consultation with our founder and director, Maria Emilia Fermi.
Call today to schedule a free consultation and introductory lesson for $48.00 and fulfill the only prerequisite to enter our school! (708) 524-5252.