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AXIS International Academy offers language immersion programming for children enrolled in our preschool or pre-kindergarten programs in French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. We offer full and half day programs for students ages 3 - 5.
What sets AXIS International Academy's Pre-kindergarten and Preschool programs apart? Language Immersion and Core Knowledge. Two highly beneficial elements are synthesized in one program. Both Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten include daily language immersion in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or French taught by a ""partner language"" teacher who is a native or native-like speaker with teaching experience. AXIS also includes the highly successful Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence. English teachers and partner language teachers work together to best meet the needs of kids.
At AXIS our languages other than English are called ""partner"" languages, as we prioritize the learning of English and French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. The partner language is provided in an immersion environment. In its simplest definition you can think about immersion as the way your child learned English (or their mother tongue). The partner language teachers use strategies proven to encourage language acquisition (like repetition and total physical response), and she builds oral and listening skills through activities and experiences. The partner language teacher shares stories, art, music, and cultural artifacts from countries that speak the language. Language classes are capped, and language choice is available on a first come, first served basis.
A quick note about how wonderful AXIS has been for my family: we have been with the school since their first year in 2019. My eldest started in the preschool program. Since then, AXIS has gone through so many changes in dealing with the COVID crisis. I cannot tell you how impressed I have continually been with their ability to adapt and overcome these challenges while still keeping my children and our family a priority. We are so grateful for the opportunity for our children to learn in a multilingual environment with such compassionate and caring teachers and staff. A huge thank you to AXIS for all that you do! -- Rebecca Martella
AXIS International Academy Is wonderful. The staff is amazing and truly make the children and parents feel welcome! The academics offered, the cross-cultural experiences and multilingualism help to encourage the students to be good and positive members of society, both locally and globally! -- Shauna Sledge