First International School to Open in New York City's East Village
World Class Learning Academy to Open in September 2011 Offering Children a Global Education and Broader World View
Feb 10, 2011, 06:13 ET
NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World Class Learning Academy, New York (WCLA) officially announces the opening of its doors in September 2011 to students ages 3 to 11. WCLA is the first of its kind in New York City, offering the International Primary Curriculum, an internationally-respected, learning-focused curriculum that is used in over 1,000 schools in 65 countries. WCLA is currently taking applications for fall enrollment.
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"World Class Learning Academy is bringing a new way of learning to New York City; particularly to lower Manhattan which lacks in diversity of private schools," said Dana Haddad, Founder of New York Admissions, LLC. "This opening gives parents across the city another wonderful option for an enriched education for their child, ensuring that each student is prepared for what the global future holds."
WCLA follows both the UK National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which allows children to focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. Teachers are trained in the UK and focus on reaching each child, based on their individual learning styles, by employing differentiated learning strategies. As a result of the high standards set and methods used, children at WCL schools are performing well beyond expectations for their age. Children are learning to read and discover foreign languages by the age of 3.
The combination of WCLA's distinctive curricula, a global outlook on learning and close attention paid to each child, equips students with the tools needed to be confident, active participants in both their local and global communities. WCLA encourages independence and self-discipline in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of diverse opinions and cultures.
"Our learning-focused approach ensures that children actively participate in the education process," said Martin Skelton, a director of WCL and the designer of the International Primary Curriculum. "World Class Learning Academy instills in each child a love of learning along with an authentic understanding of the world around them." WCLA is part of a network of schools called World Class Learning (WCL) Schools, with schools located in Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Houston, Washington, and Doha (Qatar).
Located in Manhattan's East Village, WCLA is a spacious environment with generously-sized classrooms that are complemented with the latest in learning resources and technology, including SMART boards. A large gymnasium, indoor recreation area and rooftop playground gives children exciting opportunities for exercise and play. The school's facilities also include plans for a Learning Resource Center.
"We look forward to sharing the same successes we've had in other cities with the families here in New York," said John Taylor, Founding Headmaster of WCLA. "The rich culture of the East Village offers the World Class Learning Academy the perfect environment for our school to grow. Much like our new neighborhood, we focus on international awareness and cultural celebration. We are proud to offer lower Manhattan a new experience and way of learning. We are excited to open our doors in September."
For more information on World Class Learning Academy, New York, visit www.wclacademy.org.
About the World Class Learning Academy
World Class Learning Academy, New York (WCLA) is an international for-profit school for students ages 3-11 that takes a broader and deeper world view. We prepare children to become confident participants in their learning, preparing them for the next stage of their education and the challenges of the future.
Opening in September 2011 for students in Nursery to Year 6 (U.S. Nursery to 5th Grade), World Class Learning Academy, New York is located in Manhattan's East Village.
WCL Academy is part of a network of schools called World Class Learning Schools, with schools located in Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Houston, Washington, and Doha (Qatar). With these schools, we are a member of a larger entity, World Class Learning Group that has provided quality education products and services globally for over 25 years.
SOURCE World Class Learning Academy, New York
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