At Ivy Primary Prep, we want to expose our Little Ivies to the world beyond. Our curriculum is focused on academic enhancement combined with play and is designed to introduce a range of subjects. Our geography and social studies curriculum will take them through the U.S. and around the world to explore different countries and cultures. Movement is based on the belief that there is a direct connection between physical health and a child’s ability to learn. Science is explored through hands-on experiments and sensory exploration. We challenge our students to grow while nurturing them to foster independence.
With a hands-on play approach, our Little Ivies work with small globe and puzzle maps to become familiar with the world. With our interactive classroom visuals, students are transported to different parts of the world to explore various cultures and history.
We focus on instilling a deep understanding of mathematics by encouraging our Little Ivies to understand concepts and patterns versus memorizing a solution.
Our Little Ivies are intrigued to learn the alphabet by playing with sensory materials such as alphabet magnets. We have a highly researched reading and writing program.
In our science curriculum, our Little Ivies are exposed to simple experiments such as measuring ingredients and making play-dough. They are also involved in activities such as planting, learning about our solar system, and understanding the different seasons. Our older students are introduced to zoology.
With our project-based curriculum, our Little Ivies will be exposed to various historical moments that shaped this country.
As a part of our curriculum, we teach basic life skills such as zipping, buttoning, tying shoelaces, washing hands, organizing, setting the table, and saying please and thank you.
Our Little Ivies work with canvases and wood to inspire their creativity. We believe the arts are critical to a student’s growth.
Our interactive movement classroom encourages preschoolers to get creative with their minds and bodies.
At Ivy Primary Prep we focus on development of the whole student by emphasizing a curriculum that includes physical, social, and emotional components. Our curriculum revolves around interactive learning where our students are challenged with hands-on, project-based instruction to help develop skills and intrigue their curious minds. We focus on developing skills at an early age, which can later help with their independence and self-confidence. Our teachers monitor their students’ learning capacity to help them achieve maximum academic success.
At Ivy Primary Prep, we value teacher and student engagement as a crucial component of fostering an academically challenging environment. Engaged teachers create engaged and successful students. We are committed to supporting and funding continuous teacher development. Our teachers enjoy creative freedom and take pride in our curriculum and lesson planning. In our classrooms, teachers group students at similar skill levels and ensure Little Ivies stay engaged through use of the workshop model.
Ivy Primary Prep has designed its classroom with fundamental goals in mind. Each classroom is designed to be a learning space equipped with a variety of resources for students to be intrigued and stay engaged in scientific experiments, geographical exploration, music, mathematics, language arts, dramatic play, art, and sensory activities.