Kindergarten

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program at World Academy is a five day a week, full day program (8:15am - 3:00pm) with the option to extend the day with before and after school care. All children enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years of age before October 1st of the current school year. If your child does not meet the minimum age requirements, we may consider early admission after the results of testing and a review by the Admissions Committee.

Kindergarten at World Academy reflects the notion that five-year-olds are vibrant, active, doers. Our children experience life through learning centers and teacher support.

The program is designed to encourage a sense of "we-ness" that invites the children to work cooperatively, to give and take leadership. The curriculum feeds children's curiosity and addresses their sense of industry...it keeps the mental wheel "humming." We take advantage of a child's insatiable desire to learn -- exposing our kindergarteners to all of the vital information they are demanding about the world. The classes promote the joy of learning, and are opportunities for our children to learn control over their lives by offering choices and encouraging the development of their sense of self. This is an important time for our youngest elementary students to develop socialization skills in areas including patience, sharing, listening and negotiation.

We also recognize this is a time for building a strong foundation of language and math skills. Special focus is placed on these two areas in our Kindergarten classrooms. A McGraw Hill reading program is used in the classroom as well as an Addison Wesley math program. Both programs are extremely useful in teaching to all levels, enrichment worksheets may be completed by children needing more of a challenge and additional activities are suggested for students having trouble understanding certain lessons.

Specialists are also an important addition to the curriculum. Music, Physical Education, Technology, American Sign Language and French classes round out the Kindergarten program. Our enrichment programs are an important feature of a World Academy education. Each program has been outlined more in-depth below:

Thank you both for being such fun, loving and caring teachers!! It’s very comforting to know she is in such great hands! You both have taught her so much, it amazes me how much she knows and has grown. Thank you again for being the “Awesome” teachers that you are!! - The Shaw Family

Admissions

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.

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Schedule a visit

We welcome students considering our First through Eighth Grade classes to spend a day with us. We encourage students who are visiting to 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.

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Application

Kindergarten applicants are required to submit the World Academy application, a progress report (or other form of record) from their Preschool program, and written permission to communicate with, including the contact information for, their Preschool Program and teacher. If your student is applying for Kindergarten and has not attended a school or childcare setting previously, World Academy reserves the right to request an additional meeting and/or testing prior to an Admissions decision being made.

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 Gesell test at an additional cost prior to an admissions decision. More information about the Gesell Testing process and a testing date can be obtained by contacting the World Academy Admissions Office at 603.888.1982.

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Admissions Documents

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 $100
  • Recommendation Form(s) completed by current teacher

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.

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Admissions Exam

Families of students applying to First through Eighth Grade should contact the Admissions Office upon deciding to apply, by calling Samantha Bonenfant, Director of Admissions at 603.888.1982 or via email at sbonenfant@worldacademynh.com. The Admissions Office will schedule an exam with the Admissions Administrator for a Saturday testing date, from 8-11 AM. The exam takes anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes and covers Language Arts, Math, and a Writing segment. Applications should be submitted before or on the date of the scheduled exam.

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Admissions Decision

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.

 

Meet the Staff

Kathleen Nelson

Founder / Head of School

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Lisa Dias

Principal

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Marie Kirk

Assistant Principal

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Kelsey Cole

Kindergarten Teacher

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Erin Seguin

Kindergarten Teacher

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Emily Sgro

Kindergarten Afternoon Teacher

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Jada Taylor

Kindergarten Afternoon Teacher

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Jennifer Tully

Kindergarten Teacher

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Enrichment Staff

Maria Bronfine

K-8 French Teacher

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Erik Congdon

Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher & Boys Soccer and Basketball Coach

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Laurie Deneault Collins

Music / Chorus Teacher

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Mary Hulfachor

K-3 Spanish Teacher

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Teresa Iannone

Art Teacher / Afterschool Teacher

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Naomi Moody

ECE-K Sign Language Teacher & EK Teacher

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World Academy is a wonderful School thanks to the progressive teaching directed at each and every student. All students benefit from the learning environment which promotes accountability on the part of students, and provides meaningful communication between teachers and parents. Teachers are always accessible and there is always someone to greet you at the front door, usually by name. It’s all of this and more that creates motivated students eager to attend school to learn. - Diane Becker

Enrichment

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:

Art

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.

Health

Our Health Education program 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 Prevention.

World Languages - French, Spanish, and VLACS

Students in K-3 will complete a half year of instruction in both languages (with Kindergarten continuing to take Sign Language). All students are required to take a language each year. We currently offer French, Spanish, Sign Language, Latin and Mandarin (through the online VLACS program). German is on our horizon. Students in Grades 4-8 will have the option to concentrate on the language path of their choice (French or Spanish). Grades 7 & 8 may also opt for our VLACS (Virtual Learning Academy Charter School) offerings of Mandarin and Latin. 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.

Physical Education

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.

Technology

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 1:1 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.

Sign Language

Our Kindergarten students’ sign language classes introduce and expand their vocabulary, as well as, provide a basis for another type of communication. Classes focus on proper hand positioning, recognition and reproduction of signs.

Other educational enhancements of World Academy

  • Individualized Educational plans for each student
  • Gesell and Terra Nova testing
  • Guidance and articulation for continued student success and placement
  • Seamless curriculum coordination and multiple intelligences considerations for every ability level and through all grades
  • Community service incorporated into the curriculum
  • Reading Olympics, "Book It", and D.E.A.R. Literacy Programs that encourage the love of reading
  • Sunshine Math and Sum-It Math enrichment programs
  • Character Education program highlighted by monthly assemblies, student awards and spirit day themes
  • Participation in the National Geography Bee
  • Field Trips to curriculum-related educationally stimulating locations such as Seacoast Science Center, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Boston Museum of Science, SEE Museum, and Palace Theater (theatrical performances)
  • 3rd & 4th grade "Fit Kids" health program taught by Dr. Charles Capetta from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
  • Various safety programs at different levels to support efforts to stay healthy and safe - "Risk Watch", Safe Child and NPD Peer Pressure Awareness Program
  • Author's Tea held in May offering an opportunity for our students to share their own works of literature St. Jude's Math-a-thon and MDA Hop-a-thon alternately
  • St. Jude's Math-a-thon MDA Hop-a-thon alternately
 

Extracurriculars

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:

  • Dance Class
  • Karate Instruction
  • Drama Club

When we selected World Academy for Colin's daytime care, we toured six different centers and found World Academy's Early Childhood Education programs, space, and menu to be superior to most of the other facilities we had viewed. We have been pleased with the care that Colin has received from Miss Lindsay, Miss Audrey, and the rest of the staff, and we have delighted in Colin's growth and development thanks to his time there. Both sets of grandparents and even our friends have expressed how impressed they are with the building, the classroom, and how happy he seems at the end of his days there. - The Hogan-Pherson Family

Tuition

All programs include morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, and all day education curricula. Breakfast is included for all students who attend prior to 8 AM.

Our World Academy school year calendar schedules 182 days for students. The State of NH requires 180 days for instruction.

A 5% tuition discount is offered for second and subsequent children in a family who enroll at World Academy

  • $100 - New Student Application Fee
  • $125 - Non-Refundable Registration Fee Due With Registration Paperwork
  • $300 - Non-Refundable Activity/Book Fee K-5 Due 7/14/17 With Tuition Deposit
  • $325 - Non-Refundable Activity/Book Fee 6-8 Due 7/14/17 With Tuition Deposit

**1/2 month deposit due 7/14/17. First regular payment due 8/15/17.

$9,665

8:15am-3:00pm

School Year Tuition

Pay in full by 7/14/2017

$10,175**

8:15am-3:00pm

School Year Tuition

Payable over 9‐1/2 months

$1070/mo**

+ $1,265

Additional PM Care
(8:15am to 6:00pm)
Pay in full by 7/14/2017

+ $140/mo**

Additional PM Care
(8:15am to 6:00pm)
Payable over 9‐1/2 months

+ $2,350

Additional AM & PM Care
(6:30am to 6:00pm)
Pay in full by 7/14/2017

+ $260/mo**

Additional AM & PM Care
(6:30am to 6:00pm)
Payable over 9‐1/2 months

 

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