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Our Toddler Programs


At this level in a student’s education, he or she has developed a strong fluency in the target language that now needs to be maintained. Students move between two main classrooms: the target language classroom where instruction is provided in the target language and their English-based classroom where instruction is provided in English. However, the English class in the Upper Elementary program now includes much more emphasis on content such as science, mathematics, and literacy rather than an exclusive focus on language arts as is the case in Lower Elementary.  Students also now add their third language for two hours a week. Physical education, music and art are important components of the program as well, delivered through classes once a week from a specialist in the particular area.

Students continue to be attracted to understanding their place in the universe, to understanding connections between ideas, and are thinking even more abstractly.  In addition, they have a greater focus on peer interactions so more work is completed in teams and small groups as they do research or complete projects.  The Five Great Lessons introduced in the Lower Elementary program continue to provide a framework for deeper exploration and research that changes as students’ interests change.  The spiral nature of the curriculum continues to allow students to revisit areas where they may not be as strong and accelerate in areas where they have a passion.

Program Options – NEED THIS CONTENT

Immersion Languages 

  • French (ages 9-12)
  • Spanish (ages 9-12)
  • Future: Mandarin Chinese

Length of Day 

  • Regular Day 8:10 – 3:00
  • Early Drop Off is available from 7:45 – 8:15.
  • Our afterschool program is available 3:00 – 5:30.
  • Enrichment options are also available throughout the year after school.  Offerings for this school year include subjects such as Engineering with LEGOs, Rainbow Loom, Creative Writing, Yoga, and others.