Ave Maria Development is pleased to announce Ave International School to open this fall in Ave Maria’s Park of Commerce. Lead educator and owner, Alexandra Castro, has a combined 26+ years of dynamic teaching experience. Ms. Castro taught 26 years as a bilingual international teacher at IB schools in Madrid- Spain; Austin-Texas; Santiago- Chile; Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; and as a teacher visitor in China, Vancouver Canada, Athens Greek, Dublin Ireland, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The mission of AIS is to provide high-quality educational experiences inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and curriculum is based upon International Baccalaureate Program (IB Framework). AIS creates physically, socially and emotionally aware, confident, critical thinkers and problem solvers through interactive, hands-on, nature and project-based learning. Parents may choose between Spanish, French and Mandarin to offer as an additional language for their children and the option of having extra support for ELL (English Language Learners) students and families. Sports and physical education is one of the important aspects at AIS. Students will learn tennis, basketball, bocce, baseball and soccer throughout the school year.
The School will be open regular hours, Monday through Friday from 8am-3pm. Early drop off program will be from 7-8am with extended care from 3-5pm. The enrollment and registration process for students from 2 years old to 5 years old ( Including VPK program) will begin on April 15th. The maximum capacity, for the 2016-2017 school year will be 50 students.
“Ave International School is more than a preschool,” states Ms Castro. “To have the first IB/PYP Pre School in Collier County combined with Reggio Emilia approach is a great asset to the vibrant Ave Maria community.”
To learn more about Ave Maria International School please contact Alexandra Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org at AIS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AVE-International-School-1015611191838201/