Language Immersion Elementary

What School is Right for Your Family?

Finding a school that’s the right fit for your family is very important. Parents need to know and share the school values. It will bring the collaboration between the school and the family to the highest level and will benefit the child the most.

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WorldSpeak School values are:

– We believe that each child has a huge potential! Our goal is to recognize this potential, recognize the talents as well as challenges and bring the student to his highest level possible. We Believe In Our Kids Tremendously! We believe that they are destined to the GREATEST future!

– We believe that the World is beautiful and strong but it needs our help, our active participation, our afford is to make it better. Knowing multiple languages is our students’ path to do their part in making a better World for themselves and others. We believe in caring for the World through listening, speaking and understanding each other no matter if we speak in different languages. It is our path to bring more listening, speaking and understanding into the World.

– Small classes and strong relationship between the student and the teacher is our every day reality.

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Basic Guidelines

Yearly Schedule

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Our academic year typically begins the first week of September and ends at the third week of June. There are regular government holidays and only one recess – two weeks winter break. There are no other breaks, pupil free days, etc.

Daily Class Schedule
• 8:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Through our Learning in Three Languages Program, children are offered an opportunity to develop proficiency and literacy skills in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English.

Age Requirement
Children must be at least 4 years and 10 months old by the time they begin at the school.

 

Tuition
Tuition is yearly based.

2014-2015 tuition rate is $19,000/year.
If paid in full before August 1, 2014 the discount of 5% or $950 will be applied.
If family choose monthly payment plan the due date is 25th, of the previous month.

Some families may be eligible for financial aid; the actual amount of tuition paid by such family depends upon that family’s financial resources. WorldSpeak Elementary School has stipends and sponsorship opportunities available to students. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Afterschool Program

The Extended Day Program offers fee-based ($7/hr.) after school program until 6 p.m.

Designated teacher is running the afterschool program. However, this program is open for parents’ participation as well. It means that parents may be approved to run homework club, music practice, painting or cooking classes, World Cultures workshop, etc. In order to be a part of it, parent needs to go through the training with the WorldSpeak on classroom ethics and expectations, present a current TB test and design the schedule with the school administrator at least two months in advance. Participation in the program earns parents a credit of hours toward to following month.

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What is WorldSpeak Elementary School instructional program?

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Our instructional program is designed to teach thinking, speaking and writing skills in multiple languages and to respond to the talents and needs of every child. We offer a broad curriculum through which children develop basic skills in a way that is relevant to their own experiences and interests.
Our students are encouraged to become independent and creative thinkers who can communicate their ideas and understanding clearly and effectively. Children at WorldSpeak learn to work together, to appreciate who they are as individuals, and to value each others’ diversity. Above all, we want our students to love learning.

Subjects in K and 1 grade classroom
Math – in English, Mandarin and Spanish
Reading and Language Arts – in English, Mandarin and Spanish
Writing – in English, Mandarin and Spanish
Life Science – in English, Mandarin and Spanish
Art – in English, Mandarin and Spanish
Cooking – in English, Mandarin and Spanish
Music (Key Board, Piano) – in English
Sports and Athletics – in English
Public Speeches and Presentations – in English, Mandarin and Spanish

Technology in the classroom

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Technology is integrated into the daily program as a tool to enhance the children’s learning. Each student is provided with a personal IPad. Each child works closely with best instructional activities available through on-line resources. It puts the child on the top of leading research-based educational resources of today.
On-line learning portal will be provided to each student of Chinese and Spanish. Parents will be able to log into their child portfolio and see what topic he/she is working on, how well she does, what she had already learned and where she stands in her reading and writing skills.

Admission Process

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Our admission process is designed to provide the school with students able to achieve a high level of foreign language acquisition. These are the students who have high academic abilities as well as good socio-emotional development. Children are not selected randomly. A child’s intellectual exceptionality or special talents are considered in the admissions process.

Previous language experience and second (third, forth) language knowledge is a big plus. For that reason, the priority in admission is given to WorldSpeak Preschool graduates. It includes WorldSpeak Language Center (Westwood) and other programs that belong to WorldSpeak network (Malcolm School House, Glendon School House, etc.) which hold WorldSpeak Educational License and follow WorldSpeak unified curriculum.

Can my child be admitted if he was not part of WorldSpeak preschool program?

Yes. We have spaces available for non-WorldSpeak children.

My child has no knowledge or a very basic level of a foreign language. Can she be admitted?

Your child needs to have some knowledge of a second language to be admitted.
However, some children learn really fast and have ability to catch up very quickly. That is why each applicant will be considered individually.
In 2014-15 school year we offer two tracks: Fast Track and Beginner Level.
Fast Track is for WorldSpeak graduates and advanced new students who continue their learning of reading and writing in Chinese and Spanish.
Beginner Group is for students who have some knowledge of the language but don’t have any reading/writing skills in the language yet.

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Is every child who applies to WorldSpeak School accepted?

We receive more applications than we have openings, so not all children who apply are able to enroll. Admissions are made to meet the needs of the multilingual school and provide the opportunity for students who already achieve some knowledge of foreign languages to continue the progress further and faster.