We are a non-public bilingual preschool and a primary school. We carry out the Polish core curriculum both in Polish and English using the Montessori method. In addition to the Polish teachers there are native speakers countries who conduct the daily didactic activities, accompany the children in their games, walks and during meals. Our objective is to instil a love for learning in the children, which will stay with them for their entire life.
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Primary Curriculum: Progressive
Progressive (sometimes called "inquiry based" or "discovery based") curricula use students' interests and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources necessary for students to investigate a topic or issue. Students are then encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers, solutions, and insights.
Secondary Curriculum: Montessori
What Bilingual Pre&School says: Our whole focus is on meeting the individual needs of each child through the Montessori method while providing both international and bilingual educational programmes.
Preschool/K Curriculum approach at Bilingual Pre&School : Montessori
Bilingual Pre&School has a Montessori approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Play-based, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Academic approach).
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Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which "tasks" or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a "right answer" and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.
What Bilingual Pre&School says: This information is not currently available.
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD:
Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
Formal adjustments are made to the delivery of lessons to help mitigate the learning difficulty or exceptionality. The underlying content and expectations remain unchanged with accommodations, however. (Example: allowing a student to write tests in a quieter room).
The underlying content and expectations are modified and/or simplified for the sake of the student. (Examples: allowing student to use a calculator on a test when other students can’t; allowing students to bring word-banks or “cheat sheets” into certain tests, etc)
Research-based therapeutic measures that target and ameliorate the underlying weakness.
Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
What Bilingual Pre&School says about their tuition: The fee is an annual fee divided into 2 or 12 installments. The tuition fee includes daily contact with a native English speaker, food and accident insurance for children. The amount of the tuition fee depends on the choice of the basic offer, morning or afternoon club, or both.
Siblings - 20% discount. Annual payment in advance - 5% discount and 3% discount for the semester payment.
Bronwen Allen was born in Canada where she attended an English-French bilingual Montessori preschool herself as a three year old. She then grew up and was educated in England from the age of four, graduating with a degree in theology from the University of Durham in 1997.
She then came to Poland to qualify and work as an English teacher in private language schools, specialising in the area of teaching younger learners. She is qualified in educational management and has twelve years of experience in this area in English language schools.
‘I am passionate about education, the English language, bilingualism and the Montessori method. I love the satisfaction that comes from seeing children blossom in the Montessori learning environment. I am deeply convinced that the educational environment of international exchange, combined with the Montessori method offers a unique and very special experience for our children.’