Our Take: Academy International
AI is a network of international educational institutions that provide care and education for children beginning at the age of one. Schools are located in several districts of Warsaw: nurseries and kindergartens in the districts of Żoliborz, Downtown, Wilanow, and Wawer, and primary schools (which include kindergarten) in the districts of Wola (at ul. Karolkowa 49) and Wawer (ul. Dec. 27, 52). All of these schools follow the guidelines of the Polish Ministry of Education, and offer bilingual education, with lessons conducted in English and Polish. English is taught based on the guidelines of the European Union CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), which combines language learning with learning in other subjects, and emphasizes lots of practice.
AI education focuses on the acquisition of knowledge in an environment of adventure, joy, cooperation, creativity, and engagement. This program is based on the Dalton International curriculum — in fact, all AI schools are under the care of Dalton International Poland. A major focus of these schools is the development of each child's self-reliance and responsibility for their performance and actions, as well the ability to cooperate, reflect, and reason. Children are trained in logical thinking, creativity, sensitivity to culture, art, and openness to multiculturalism and diversity.