An independent Nursery to Grade 8 school in Brooklyn, focused on hands-on science, arts, and math and committed to providing children with a rich and rigorous multilingual education in French and Mandarin.
“The problem of “summer slide” has taken on a whole new dimension this year: With a shaky end to the school year and a longer-than-usual summer, concerns about atrophying academic skills are intensifying. What does the research say about bolstering children’s skills and expanding them in this context?”
“Immersive education is growing in the U.S. Many schools now offer bilingual or dual language programs. Often, however, inserting a second language at school can push aside other important curriculum, such as executive functioning and critical thinking skills.”
“The biggest feature of SLA is that it adopts a brand-new teaching method-children can choose French or Chinese as their target language, but from the beginning of enrollment, their courses include science, mathematics, and art.”
“In a sun-soaked Brooklyn classroom, Huan Ren reads aloud “The Three Little Pigs” in Mandarin. The pre-K teacher balloons her cheeks to mime the big bad wolf blowing down the straw house. She is reading before a smartphone, recording in an empty room.”
“Science, Language & Art is featured in The Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at the Asia Society. The SLA profile program is included in the May edition of the Chinese Language Matters Newsletter, part of Asia Society’s ongoing work to promote the development of Chinese in U.S. schools. “