Friday, July 21, 2017
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Interdisciplinary Activities

Integrated in our school program are several interdisciplinary activities which together, enrich our curriculum and enhance the student´s interests, knowledge, self-awareness and creativity.

Yoga 

We have included Yoga classes in our school curriculum. This activity has numerous benefits for the children and is taught by professionals.

Benefits of yoga are numerous: physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.

Swimming

Physical education

Physical Education. Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Some benefits of these classes include: skill development, self discipline, stress reduction, strengthen peer relationships and improve self-confidence and self-esteem.

Capoeira

Besides being fun and eye-catching, Capoeira is a very efficient tool in child’s development. Capoeira helps develop balance, coordination, general level of fitness and flexibility, sense of rhythm and awareness of your own body.  The musical aspect of Capoeira helps children feel more comfortable and more willing to exercise.  Training Capoeira also builds self-esteem and helps the child to develop a sense of identity as an individual, as a member of a nurturing community and as a member of global society.

Other Physical Activities

In addition to our yoga, dance and swimming classes, teachers integrate creative movement, dramatic play, and other daily activities in their programs.

Music

Music is a continuous, present and consistent part of the school program. At the preschool level music is approached through singing activities, exposure to different music and sounds, and listening to music each day This way, children are exposed to a rich sensory environment, which we believe are essential to their social, emotional and intellectual development. In both the preschool and the elementary  levels music classes are part of the school curriculum.

Creative arts

Drama, poetry, painting, drawing, crafts, storytelling are all woven into the day and used to reinforce the themes and topics.

Environmental Education

One of our main objectives in our school programs is to cultivate in every child an appreciation of nature and respect for the natural world. At our elementary school gardens we have an ongoing Environmental Program which consists of real, practical and hand on activities which main objective is to create awareness, responsibility, sense of community and pride in each student. Some of our ongoing activites include: recycling, organic farming, garden maintenance and cleaning, reforestation and others. We work with the local community and projects as they continuously grow.

Multi-Cultural Appreciation

Living in a country such as Costa Rica, the cultural-enriching opportunities which our children are exposed to should be used in the most positive, lasting, inspiring and valuable way. This is what we believe and, through our teaching and philosophy, children develop a deep respect for traditions and learn to recognize the commonalities inherent in all people.

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