Ask why.

We do.
A lot.
Why do we have 3 months off in the summer? Why do we have 180 days of school? Why do we have to go to school for a standardized amount of time when we don’t all learn at the same pace?

Why? Why? Why?

One of our more recent why questions was, why can’t we use a year round calendar in the Global Division?

As it turns out, we can and we will!

For the 2022-2023 school year (and we certainly hope “and beyond”), we will have the required 180 days of school (see first video), and we will spread these days out in a way that makes sense for our students and their families.

Presenting our Year Round Academic Calendar

What are some pros of this approach?

  • Decreased need to re-teach skills after long vacations
  • Multi-tracking programs, those in which groups of students are on different school schedules, may allow for more school consolidation.
  • Remediation needs can be addressed throughout during the school year
  • Shorter summer breaks mean students are less likely to incur summer learning loss
  • Vacation time can be more evenly distributed throughout the year, making it easier for students to revitalize themselves more frequently.
    (bullet points taken from this site)

And for our Global Division, it will allow four entry points into our program so that we can continue to use rolling admissions throughout the year while ensuring we are have a great new student onboarding process! If you are reading this and your child is not enrolled in the Global Division and you are thinking you might want to enroll for next year, our start dates will be September 1, 2022, November 29, 2022, March 6, 2023, and May 30, 2023.

We look forward to continuing to ask “why”? and hope that you will join us in our quest to create the most amazing learning environment ever for our kids!