Learning while playing
Our Nursery and Preschool students discover knowledge through active learning experiences and develop their personality in a safe and stimulating environment. They become competent and enthusiastic learners, while they develop social skills.
In our program they learn while playing in individual and team activities and they make connections between the classroom and their daily lives. Our students’ first contact with technology enhances their learning. The instruction is given entirely in English, except for the Physical Education and Spiritual Growth classes.
Their first contact
Our Nursery program is the student’s first contact with school and is fundamental for their academic and personal success. Our small groups of 12 students are key to help our students learn while they play in an environment where they feel safe.
Discovering their potential
Our Preschool program focuses on creating a learning environment in which each student explores their environment, builds significant learning, and discovers their own potential.
We emphasize literacy skills, numeric concepts, and social and personal abilities, including personal working habits.
Readers and writers for life
Our Balanced Literacy program promotes an environment rich in language, which stimulates student participation in paired, reading, group reading, and paired writing experiences, which guides them towards independent journalism writing.
The Everyday Mathematics program is practical. Our students learn about numbers, operations, patterns and functions, geometry, measurements and data via exploration activities.
Habits of Mind®
Using the Habits of Mind® program we promote reflection, perseverance and mental skills to ensure that our students are making smart decisions.
Dr. Patricia Rivero designed for us a tasty, nutritious, and fun menu based on the Asterisk Diet. This service is optional; lunch is served in the classroom during recess.
Blanca Andrade is the Preschool Principal at San Agustín Campus. She has been at ISR since 1994, where she has also served as teacher, Academic Coordinator, and Lower Elementary Coordinator. She has a bachelor degree in Translation form UANL, a Master in Education from Universidad de Monterrey and a Master in International Education from Framingham State University. She has actively participated since 2001 in AdvancEd. She is married with three children, is passionate about her family and education.
Berenice Herrera is the Early Childhood Principal at Valle Alto Campus. She has been at ISR since 1996, where she was an enthusiastic Preschool teacher for 13 years, before accepting the position as Principal. She holds bachelor degrees in Elementary Education and Preschool Education and a Master in International Education from Framingham State University. When she isn't rooting for our sports teams on the bleachers, she is actively involved in different ISR committees, such as, Early Childhood Curriculum, Habits of Mind, and Differentiation.