Many programs will boast a curriculum based on play, but what does that mean for their advancement in subjects like writing, mathematics, science, or social studies? If your child is already great at play time and enjoys socializing with other children, how will the school foster an environment that teaches a child to continually retain more information and grow?
Our IVY Path is our proprietary curriculum that was developed with academics as its primary focus. Our curriculum is a hybrid of Montessori, STEAM and HighScope. IVY Path curriculum is aligned to research-based standards for student success. These standards allow our teachers to track developmental milestones and inform individualized lesson plans based on our students' learning abilities. Frequently monitoring the progress of the whole child enables our teachers to focus on each individual child and make appropriate curricular decisions. Hence each of our little Ivies will have their own IVY Path that is customized to their learning abilities.
Our IVY Path ensures that a high-quality learning experience is tailored to each child’s learning abilities. With a STEAM program incorporated into our curriculum, our young thinkers are encouraged to explore, discover and understand the world around them. Our STEAM Curriculum director assists all our teachers in developing STEAM-based activities within its five principles: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Through age-appropriate, hands-on activities and projects, children will be challenged to think critically and apply what they learn and already know in creative ways.
At Ivy Primary Prep we focus on development of the whole student by emphasizing a curriculum that includes physical, social, and emotional components. Our lesson plans revolve around interactive learning where our students are challenged with hands-on, project-based instruction to help develop skills and intrigue their curious minds. We focus on developing skills at an early age, which can later help with their independence and self-confidence. Our teachers monitor their students’ learning capacity to help them achieve maximum academic success.
At Ivy Primary Prep, we value student and teacher engagement as a crucial component of fostering an academically challenging environment. We are able to showcase our core value by maintaining small classroom sizes with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Each classroom is capped at 10 students with 2 teachers at any given time. Maintaining small class sizes allows our teachers to monitor each student's development and customize instruction based on their learning abilities. Engaged teachers create engaged and successful students. We are committed to supporting and funding continuous teacher development. Our teachers enjoy creative freedom and take pride in our proprietary curriculum and lesson planning. In our classrooms, teachers group students at similar skill levels and ensure our Little Ivies stay engaged by tailoring instruction based on their learning styles.
An important factor about our preschool is the quality of instruction your child will receive. There are eight learning styles which our teachers work hard to accommodate in every classroom. Whether a Little Ivy is a visual, creative, or logical learner, teachers are able to engage the students with appropriate activities suitable for their learning style. Parents are informed all along the Ivy Path of their Little Ivy and kept in the know via a digital app, continual open communications, and parent/teacher reviews that occur quarterly.