Foundation for Learning
The IB PYP framework drives Academy International’s curriculum, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Students think for themselves, take responsibility and develop global perspectives through real-world, inquiry-based and thought-provoking lessons. Students make connections throughout the day and choose to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Primary Years Programme
With IB PYP, children explore, acquire and practice skills in language arts, math, science, social studies, technology, the arts and other areas. It is a balanced program of concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes, with a strong emphasis on action. The Programme of Inquiry (curriculum) is created by staff and guided by student inquiry.
Global Gateway Language
Academy International students in all grades receive French instruction each week as a Specials class. French is spoken on every continent and used in international relations. It also helps students understand other common Romance languages such as Spanish and Italian.
Diving Deeper with French
After kindergarten, students may opt for the partial French Immersion program. Math, science and social studies are taught in French, while language arts is presented in English. French can often be heard in the hallways and around campus, with approximately 35% of students enrolled in the Immersion program.
Academics for All
All students with their individual needs and learning styles are welcome at Academy International. The campus is proud to be a Dyslexia Satellite School with Certified Academic Language Practitioners (CALPs) who provide reading therapy for students who have characteristics of dyslexia. In addition, Academy International utilizes a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to tailor intervention instruction and learning extensions to meet the needs of a wide range of learners.
Prepping for the Future
Consistently recognized by the Colorado Department of Education, the Academy International curriculum prepares children for the highest levels of learning. Students are set on a path that helps ensure they are thoroughly prepared for classes in their upper school years.