World Academy's Elementary Classes offer a low student to teacher ratio, with classes being conducted five days a week from 8:15am - 3:00pm with the option to extend the day with our Before and After School Program options. Based on the local Board of Education guidelines, our curriculum has been expanded and enriched to offer your child more choices. Our goals are to foster physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, math and creative development - all while enjoying school.
The elementary curriculum is designed with the knowledge that children in grades one through three are forming their own set of values and must have the time and materials for imaginative freedom. The program is an in-depth, hands-on experience that addresses the individualized learning styles and intelligence levels of each child. Our children are accepted for who they are, and are encouraged to blossom at their own rate. Classes promote the joy of learning, and are opportunities for our children to learn control over their lives and encouraging the development of their sense of self. Our comprehensive curriculum emphasizes Language Arts, Mathematics while intentionally incorporating Science and Social Studies, in addition to our Enrichment programs in Music, Visual Art, Physical Education, World Language and Technology help make World Academy a unique school.
World Academy is strong academically; has teachers who love their students, students who love their teachers; a culture of not only academic excellence but also critical and systems thinking integrated across all subjects (i.e., robotics, programming, science, English, and other coursework). Students are taught they are accountable for the outcomes they generate for themselves and with others. It is a very special, highly-accountable school and we are forever grateful. - Parent, World Academy
World Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, or gender in the administration of its educational or admissions policies. Students with disabilities will be accommodated to the extent of the services and resources available.
Since it is our goal to provide an enriched environment that will foster social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth for all of our children, we consider the aptitude and attitude of the student and the commitment of the parents to be integral to the admissions process.
Schedule a Tour
We welcome students considering our Kindergarten through Eighth Grade classes to visit our facility to get to see what World Academy is all about! As part of the application process, students observe with the grade level they currently are in, so they can be paired with a Student Ambassador they can relate to and meet the students they will potentially attend class with the following year.
Applicants are required to submit the World Academy application using our online application. This can be accessed when we are accepting new applications for each new year through the Admissions Office.
Please note: Applicants to Kindergarten or First Grade who are not five and six years old, respectively, by September 30th of the year they enter these grades will be required to complete a developmental assessment an additional cost prior to an admissions decision. More information about this testing process and a testing date can be obtained by contacting the World Academy Admissions Office at 603.888.1982.
Kindergarten through Grade 8 applicants are required to submit the following:
- Completed World Academy application
- Up-to-date academic record from the school(s) the student has most recently attended, including last report card and standardized testing scores
- Application Fee of $120
- Recommendation Form(s)
The Admissions Committee at World Academy reserves the right to request additional information, in writing, with regard to any applicant. Additionally, the Committee may deny an admissions decision to any student who is unable or unwilling to produce either written documentation or the necessary information for World Academy to communicate with teachers, support professionals, or other individuals who have been engaged in the student’s formal educational experiences and who can provide useful insight into the student’s ability to be successful at World Academy.
Admissions/Placement Exam & Observation
Families of students applying to First through Eighth Grade should contact the Admissions Office upon deciding to apply, by calling Samantha Wingate, Director of Admissions at 603.888.1982 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Admissions Office will schedule an exam and observation once an application is complete.
The exam takes anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes and covers Language Arts, Math, and a Writing segment. Applications should be completed before an exam can be scheduled.
Once the above requirements have been satisfied in full, World Academy will return an Admissions decision to the student and his or her family.
Upon receiving an acceptance decision, please register your student for class immediately. Registration documents and fee must be submitted to the school within two weeks of an acceptance decision to secure the student’s enrollment in the class. Student health and immunization records along with signed authorization releasing the student’s records from his/her previous schools to World Academy should be submitted. Due to a limited number of available spaces, we ask that families please return Registration Fees and paperwork in a timely manner to ensure their student’s placement in our program. World Academy reserves the right to deny the registration of an accepted student if the class has reached capacity or additional information on the student indicates the student may not be a good fit for our school.
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Dr. Nahla El Falaky
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Laurie Deneault Collins
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We began exploring private school options when we realized how profoundly bored our daughter was in the second grade of our public school system. We visited World Academy upon a friend's recommendation and in 10 minutes we knew World Academy was the perfect fit. At World, the culture of academic excellence is very clear. My daughter is now 12 and receiving high honors. Words cannot express our gratitude to World Academy. - Troy Fulton, World Academy Parent
World Academy offers many educational enhancements and much enrichment for every stage and age. Our enrichment programs are an important feature of a World Academy education and offer extra value to our World Academy experience. Specialists in the following disciplines meet with the students on a weekly basis:
Our Arts Program provides students with the opportunity to express themselves visually. Our program explores the elements of art including shape, form, line, space, color, value and texture. Through the year, using different media, students develop their critical thinking skills including decision making, problem solving, creative and evaluation skills. Art production skills are developed using a variety of two and three-dimensional media. When applicable, art history knowledge and concepts from other disciplines are also incorporated into lessons.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will have the opportunity to use their engineering and math skills within our robotics program. The experience is based on ﬁve scientiﬁc principles giving students one of the most well-rounded STEM experiences in education today. The goal of the program would be complete integration of a robotics program as a standard part of the curriculum for our students, which would make World Academy one of the only school in NH with such a program. Collaboration will be happening between teachers and students throughout the entire robotics experience.
Our First and Second Grade students work with the WEDO kits on a weekly rotation. This allows the students to be exposed to robotics in their classroom and allows them to design and build diﬀerent models with a scientiﬁc theme. The Third Grade students are introduced to a new robot that allows us to bring a simpler form of programming to the students with the goal of a higher comprehension and level of success across all students in the class. The new LEGO robot has many similarities to the WEDO kit, which was used in First and Second Grade, but also has more complex builds.
World Languages - French, Spanish, and VLACS
Elementary students will complete a half year of immersion instruction in both Spanish and French. All students are required to take a language each year. Second language learning offers cognitive, creative, and critical thinking benefits. In addition, knowing other languages and understanding other cultures is an important 21st century skill that students will need in order to live and work in a global society.
Music & Chorus
Singing, dancing, storytelling, acting, creative expression, and rhythm exercises are some of the curriculum components engaging K- Grade 8 students on a regular basis. In addition, the music program incorporates the progressive series Share the Music from McGraw Hill. This series supplements the curriculum with concepts including music theory, history, social and cultural commonalities and diversities, various instrumentation and familiarity with acclaimed performers. Students begin to take the recorder in Grade 3 and acoustic guitar at Grade 7.
We have a strong belief in the value of physical activity. Our Physical Education Program is designed to increase our students' awareness of the importance and benefits of physical activity while making physical activity enjoyable. By introducing various sports in a non-competitive atmosphere, we can assist our children in developing their own athletic interests and skills. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, cooperation, effort and good sportsmanship. Some activities during the year include Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Team-building challenges, Cheerleading, and fitness. Extracurricular activities include our Track Team, Soccer, Basketball, Dance, Cross Country, Ice-Skating, Skiing, Sledding and Karate. Summer activities include the above, plus Outdoor Swimming. World Academy is a member of the Tri-County Athletics League, where we compete at the Middle School level for Basketball, Soccer, Spirit Team, Cross Country, Track, and Co-ed Volleyball.
The Technology program's focus is to embed the use of these tools in the curriculum. Each grade level program is tailored from year to year to benefit the students' learning styles and development while targeting the topic being studied. Utilizing the mobile iPad lab, our technology leaders work hand in hand with classroom teachers and students on a weekly basis. Our mobile station is also available for teachers to utilize as needed to assist in their classroom curriculum. The Middle School teachers use an iPad cart housed within the new school building to access specialized applications that will invigorate their students’ creative use of technology within the classroom. In addition to making technology an extra learning tool, we hope to inspire critical thinkers, problem solvers, analytical investigators and creative imaginative scholars.
Enhancements of Elemenary
- Individualized Educational plans for each student
- Guidance and articulation for continued student success
- Seamless curriculum coordination and multiple intelligences considerations for every ability level and through all grades
- Community service incorporated into the curriculum
- 21st Century skill - hands-on, real-life, 4C's, information, media, and technology literacy
- Cross Grade Level Projects - Argumentative essays in math, Scale models in SS
- Project Based Learning
- Exposure to different types of assessment - Performance assessment, projects & presentations
- Reading Olympics, "Book It", and D.E.A.R. Literacy Programs Daily Five that encourage the love of reading
- Sunshine Math, Khan Academy, and Sum-It Math enrichment programs
- Health Edcuation that fosters student development of knowledge and skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Designed to motivate students in Grades 1 – 8 to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors. Our curriculum is based on the National Health Education Standards, with program topics including: Nutrition, Personal Health, Physical Activity, Environmental Health and Injury Prevention, Smart Choices for Healthy Living, Internet Safety, and Bullying/Cyber-bullying Prevention
- Character Education program highlighted by monthly assemblies, student awards and spirit day themes
- Participation in regional/state/national contests, such as the National Spelling Bee and City-wide Art contests
- Field trips to curriculum-related educationally stimulating locations such as Seacoast Science Center, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Boston Science Museum, SEE Museum, and Palace Theater, and Beyond Benign
- Partnership with neighboring institutions to bridge the gap between classroom and real-life experience, such as Innovation Academy Charter School sharing green alternative to replace a toxic chemicals, Financial Advisors to provide pointers on investing in the Stock Market, Nashua Area Radio organization to provide STEM opportunities, Fit Kids Program provided by Dr. Charles Capetta, and Boks Kids Fitness Program
- Author's Tea held in the spring offering an opportunity for our students to share their own works of literature
- Enriching students' day with engaging extracurricular activities and clubs
- Expose students to positive social interactions outside of the classroom during the school day, which further develops team building and collaboration skills
World Academy offers a constantly progressive schedule of extracurricular and intramural activities for Elementary and Middle School students, in addition to the enriched curriculum and electives programs. The introduction of new and additional sports, clubs and activities is based on student interest.
Take a look at some of the activities below:
- Drama Club
- Karate Instruction
- Continental Math League
- Robotics Club
BOKS Kids Fitness program
Cross Country Running begins at Grade 2
The World Academy 22‐23 school year calendar is 181 days for students. The State of NH requires 180 days for instruction. A 5% tuition discount is offered on the lower tuition for second and subsequent children in a family who enroll at World Academy.
- $120 - New Student Application Fee
- $150 - Non-Refundable Registration Fee Due With Registration Paperwork
- $300 - Non-Refundable Activity/Book Fee K-3 Due 7/15/22
Annual Tuition for 181 School Calendar Days.
**Payable over 9‐1/2 mos. Non‐refundable 1/2 mo. deposit due 4/15/22. First regular payment due 8/15/22.
Students must sign up in advance for each Vacation Program date. The Snow Day Program is included with WA student tuition payment.
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Students must sign up in advance for each Vacation Program date.