First, Frederick Douglass International Academy will focus on a solid traditional education, starting in Kindergarten, that emphasizes academic skill development in reading, writing, public speaking, arithmetic (and, in later grades, mathematics), the natural sciences and the social sciences.
Embedded within the curriculum is a laser focus on character education and development that is necessary for your child to become a caring and involved citizen of the United States as well as a contributing member of the local and global community in which they live and compete.
Second, your child will learn how to effectively use modern technologies to enhance instruction and learning. Technology skills and tools will become, for them, life-long learning tools.
Third, your child will be exposed to the fine arts and modern languages which are important for the development of the whole child. Students will participate in physical education and exercise classes to keep their body and mind sound with age-appropriate instruction to further their physical and mental well-being.
Fourth, and most importantly, Frederick Douglass International Academy will prepare your child from kindergarten through grade eight to be ready to earn an International Baccalaureate (IB) High School Diploma in grades ten through twelve. IB is a rigorous educational program that will offer your child the opportunity to master world-class educational standards, which will enable your young adult to be able to seek admission to a world class university, not only in the United States, but globally.
Finally, Frederick Douglass International Academy has a sister school located in Krakow, Poland – theInternational School of Krakow, a United States of America State Department School – which houses 37 different nationalities, making the school a real United Nations. Your child will have many opportunities to be involved in this global education component. This will start in Kindergarten and involve students in every grade. By grade six, Frederick Douglass International Academy will provide a real-world two week overseas student exchange program, and other international activities, that will engage your child internationally to further prepare them to live and complete globally.