The WellSpring School has adopted the American Education Reaching Out (AERO) Standards and Benchmarks as the curricular foundation for the school.
WellSpring’s core subjects are Arabic, English, mathematics, social studies, and science. In addition native Arabic-speaking students will take Islamic Studies and Arabic Social Studies (non-Muslim students may opt out). Non-core subjects for all students include art, music, and physical education.
The school will offer after-school activities such as dance, martial arts, book club, games club, girls’ club, running, volleyball, cooking, and more.
The WellSpring School
Early Childhood Program
The early childhood program provides initial learning experiences in language development, number concepts, creative skills, and social and physical development. Students receive the building blocks for perceiving, thinking, and problem solving through the use of concrete experiences. The educational experience provided at the WellSpring School is balanced and varied as the child’s world of awareness is extended from the home to the classroom.
The elementary school curriculum uses teacher-directed study/ learning activities in character education, language arts, phonics, science, social studies, Arabic, Math, Islamic studies, physical education, technology, art, and music. The child moves from concrete experiences to increasingly more complex levels of abstraction in critical thinking. Skills related to each area build upon previous learning and measurable performance objectives.
The WellSpring School will develop its secondary grades over the next six years, culminating in a full KG 1 to Grade 12 program. The secondary program at the WellSpring School will provide its students the opportunity to enter universities and colleges around the world. The emphasis of the secondary curriculum is on language arts, mathematics, Arabic, social studies, and science. Optional other courses may include Islamic studies, technology, art, music, and physical education. Advanced Placement courses will be available in Grades 10-12.