OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING
Many schools talk about personalized learning, but what do they really mean by this?
At Nord Anglia International School, New York, creating a truly personalized learning environment for your child is one way that we will ensure that each child makes outstanding progress that is personal to them.
Establishing a personal approach starts from the moment you first begin speaking with us, even before you have applied. We welcome you to get in touch so we can discuss how our approach would work for your child.
Contact us to talk about personalized learning for your child.
Knowing Every Child
A truly personal approach to learning isn't just about knowing their names and their grades, it's about really understanding your child as a learner, their personal learning preferences, strengths and areas for growth. Parents regularly comment on how well all the teachers know their child and the impact it has on their learning.
Personal Success Plans
We can confidently assure success as every student has their own Personal Success Plan that is prepared together with you, your child and our outstanding teachers.
We work in partnership with you and your child to set individual goals for every lesson. Your child might be working in partnership with their classmates, but the goals they may be working towards in the same lesson could be quite different from one another. This encourages every child to thrive.
The Personal Success Plan is regularly reviewed, achievement celebrated and new ambitious goals agreed.
Homework Designed for Your Child
The Personal Success Plan extends beyond the classroom and into their homework. Your child will come home with their homework assignments set specifically for them and not always identical to every other child in their class.
Active Participants in Their Own Learning
Learning isn't something that should happen to you, but something that should happen with you. By being active participants in setting their own learning goals, styles and approaches to presenting their work to their teacher and class, your child will feel a strong sense of responsibility towards their own learning and development.
The Benefits of a Highly Structured Curriculum
Alongside the International Curriculum your child will also follow elements of the English National Curriculum in our school.
The English National Curriculum differs from the US and other education systems by providing a highly structured approach for teachers to be able to assess and progress your child's performance on a individual and constant basis, rather than as a class and only over a long period of time.
Whereas some curricula will merely assess children based on their ability to progress from points A to Z over the course of a year, the English National Curriculum is designed to recognize that not all students start at point A, and not all students will end at point Z at the same time (some may already be there!). The more structured approach of the English National Curriculum lends itself to greater personalization by recognizing that some students are already at point D and should aspire to quickly be at point G, while other students are at point B and their immediate goal should be to aspire to point C.
Here your child will:
- Advance their learning faster from the Early Years stage than in other schools. The English National Curriculum offers a fail-proof system for developing reading, writing and numeracy skills amongst young learners faster than many other systems of education.
- Through our unique hightest quality learning approach, your child will become a better learner now and in the future.
- Have the opportunity to leave school with the ability to speak second and third languages (French and Spanish) and not just the single second language that many US schools will offer.
- Join a global family of schools with outstanding academic success rates. In Nord Anglia Education schools around the world we exceed global averages for examination success rates and send one in five of our students to the world's top 30 universities.