A quality education is key to becoming successful in today’s changing world. To that end, the Nord Anglia International School New York wants to jump start your little ones’ passion for education and love of learning. The school combines the English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum; thereby helping your little stars retain the knowledge and skills they gain. And with its new Julliard performance arts program, newly-created MIT’s STEAM curriculum, and a focus on learning languages within a diverse community, the Nord Anglia International School will prepare your children to become educated global citizens.
What’s more, the Nord Anglia International School will be at the New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with a member of the Nord Anglia International School team, Torun Kirk, Director of Admissions & Marketing to learn more about the school and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with the Nord Anglia International School, how would you describe the school’s mission and core offerings?
At Nord Anglia International School New York, we will grow your child as a confident, caring global citizen, ensuring that they have the skills required to be successful in a changing world.
Our personalized, educational offer goes from age 2 through middle school; the program combines the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC uses a thematic approach to seamlessly connect a variety of subjects in an integrated and interesting way, helping students to better retain the knowledge and skills they gain. Our scholars develop a passion for inquiry, a thirst for knowledge, and above all, a love of learning.
This academic year we are introducing the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing arts curriculum—the only school in New York—in all grades. The curriculum has been designed to give our children a deep engagement with music, dance, and drama and will enrich the high-quality teaching and learning offered in our school with the artistic values, traditions, and expertise of Juilliard.
In September 2017, we will launch our new STEAM curriculum developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). We believe that a curriculum based around STEAM will encourage interdisciplinary learning, and will help students develop transferrable skills such as creativity and advance problem solving for the jobs of the 21st century.
We believe that young children learn best through play. Our Early Years classrooms feature a variety of learning areas set up throughout the room to engage students in developing key social and educational skills through play. Phonics, Math, and Science begin in our Early Years with fun and engaging activities that provide a strong foundation for future learning.
To help your child become an able, confident, and inspired learner, we focus on skill development in the Lower School. Working individually and collaboratively, students consider topics from multiple perspectives and make meaningful connections between subjects.
Our Middle School offering ensures that children will continue their educational journey with the core subjects of mathematics, science, and English, incorporating the highest academic standards from both the British and United States curricula to prepare students for elite high schools and beyond.
Tell us about the school’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
The School in New York opened in September 2011. We are part of the Nord Anglia Education, which is a global family of 43 premium international schools located in 14 countries across China, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Southeast Asia. We draw on this 40-year history of providing excellence in education and global learning. Today, our school is growing steady with currently 160 students from age 2 through middle school.
What sets the Nord Anglia International School apart from other schools?
- Our unique play-based education in Early Years starts from age 2;
- We are the only school in New York to offer the International Primary Curriculum, a topic-focused learning approach based on the globally-respected English National Curriculum. Furthermore, Juilliard has provided us with our Performing Art s curriculum and MIT has provided us with our STEAM curriculum–engaging our students with different STEAM challenges makes us unique compared to other schools;
- We are a truly international school. Our students receive an authentic global experience within a diverse student community from educators who have international expertise representing five continents; and
- We focus on teaching languages from an early age, which prepares your child to become a member of the global community later in life.
What can parents expect from the Nord Anglia International School at the New York Baby Show?
To get an understanding of how important education in Early Years is and why it matters! Education up to the age of 5 is the biggest gift parents can give to their child. We will talk about pre-school education and its lasting effect.
To learn more about the Nord Anglia International School, check out nordangliaeducation.com.