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    Our school prides itself on providing a truly international education which will prepare your child for their future

  • A love of learning

    Our curriculum is designed to give children the tools to learn, and the curiosity to go further

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  • Building their future

    Our students are confident, creative and compassionate, and ready to pursue a world of opportunities

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  • A lifetime of learning

    Our skilled and experienced teachers are dedicated to helping your child achieve more than they thought poissible

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    At the heart of our school, there's a safe and welcoming community built by students, parents and teachers.

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    Everytime you drop your child off at school, these's something new and exciting instore

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    Your child is poised to make their mark on the world. Come and visit to us so we can show you how we will support them

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The School House System

The school house system at Nord Anglia International School, New York, helps to teach children the value of teamwork and good behavior.

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We place a high value on learning about working as a team and the benefits of good behavior, so the School House System is an important part of student life.

Your child will join one of the four school houses. The houses are named after famous vessels that have explored the globe. The houses are:

  • Friendship
  • Calypso
  • Discovery
  • Kontiki

Each student is placed in a house, with siblings in the same house. Older students are given the responsibility to serve as House Captains, with one boy House Captain and one girl House Captain for each house.

Throughout the year, students receive points which contribute to the house competitions. Your child will receive house points as rewards for things such as good behavior, good work, and good attitude. You can also win extra points for your house through house events:

  • Sports Day
  • Spelling Bees
  • Quizzes
  • Parent and Child Competitions
  • Creative challenges – such as our “build a world landmark” competition
  • Public speaking
  • Poetry writing
  • Art and design competitions
  • Science Fair

Every week, we have a school-wide assembly where we count the individual house points and announce the winning house for the week. Then, at the end of the year, all points are counted and the winning house for the year is announced and awards are distributed. There is a wonderful sense of camaraderie generated throughout the school with the house system.

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