Growing in a Nurturing Community
Intiwasi Elementary goes from Kindergarten through 5th grade following a 80:20 model, where Spanish is the primary language used at school. We follow an eclectic approach to education that borrows from different educational philosophies such as Montessori and Project Based Learning placing high emphasis in Spanish language acquisition.Our goal is for students to speak Spanish at a native level.
Our program follows a STEAM curriculum that places high emphasis in Arts and Science. Music, Sports and Dance are embedded in our school day to allow children to be more kinesthetically aware of their bodies.
Throughout the day, students navigate through different subjects of study including: Math, Science, English, Geography, History, Language (Spanish), Art, and Music
In class, students learn first through teacher-directed lessons which then later are relevant to apply to our exploration stations. These exploration stations are meant to allow the students to fully grasp the lesson by applying the concept. The core of our philosophy is learning through exploration and questioning. In class, we tinker students minds to promote critical thinking, creating hypotheses, and drawing conclusions.
At Intiwasi, we see all of our students as individuals and we teach them as such. We firmly believe that education does not come in one- size -fits -all model and that we need to tailor our classes to meet our students' needs. Education and learning are dynamic processes and we are here to educate our students. All of our teachers are committed to work with our parents as a team to help our students thrive and learn.
We firmly believe in creating an environment of tolerance and respect which is why we thought it was necessary to create our world history and geography class. Students will have a worldlier view at a young age as they learn about the traditions, cultures, customs and mistakes of our past. In addition, in third grade parents can choose a 3rd language from French, Mandarine or Italian classes to add to their child’s schedule.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
Meet Carla Soria our Elementary Director