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 Fountas and Pinnell reading program is used in the classroom as well as an EnVisions math program. Both programs are extremely useful in teaching to students with varied academic abilities, providing enrichment and reinforcement opportunities.
Enrichments classes are also an important addition to the curriculum. Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Technology, and World Language 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.
“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 encourage families who are interested in the Kindergarten program to schedule a private tour to see the facility and meet the teachers. Students are welcome on the tours!
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.
The Admissions Office will schedule an observation once an application is complete. This observation is conducted with students of the same age to get to know the applicant.
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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“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 Visual 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. Kindergarten, 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.
World Languages – French, Spanish, and VLACS
Elementary Students in will complete a half year of instruction in both Spanish and French. All students are required to take a language each year. We currently offer French and Spanish onsite, and Latin and Mandarin through the online VLACS program. Students in Grades 6-8 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.
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, Cross Country, and Track, and Co-ed Volleyball, and we have a Spirit Squad.
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 Middle School building to access specialized applications that will invigorate their students’ creative use of technology within the classroom, in addition to students bringing in personal devices for integrated technology use and instruction. In addition to making technology an extra learning tool, we hope to inspire critical thinkers, problem solvers, analytical investigators and creative imaginative scholars.
Other educational enhancements of World Academy
- 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
- 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
- Project-based learning
- Student body promotes strong climate and culture
- Sunshine Math, Khan Academy, and Sum-It Math enrichment programs
- Character Education program highlighted by monthly assemblies, student awards and spirit day themes
- Field Trips to curriculum-related educationally stimulating locations beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade 8, such as Seacoast Science Center, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Boston Science Museum, SEE Museum, and Palace Theater, and Beyond Benign
- 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 and development 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:
- Dance Class
- Karate Instruction
- Drama Club
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 7/15/23
- $30 – Kindergarten Graduation Fee Due 5/1/24 (waived if enrolled in 2025 WA Grade 1)
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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