Elementary School


Elementary School

In the Elementary School, young students receive the nurturing that makes them feel at home at the Big Apple Academy. Our students always feel free to ask teachers questions, they are eager to explore and to create. The Elementary School age is a remarkable one as children at this age have boundless curiosity.

It is our aim to engage our students in experiences that will extend their interest in learning. Reading, writing, science, and mathematics skills form the essence of the Elementary School curriculum. Our teachers, having extensive knowledge of child development, always try to meet the individual needs of each student. At the Big Apple Academy, we put students at the center of their education. We strongly believe that when we build our programs around children (not vice versa), students can start to perceive learning as a meaningful as well as fun process. If you are looking for emotionally nurturing, intellectually rigorous, and unique programs, then the Big Apple Academy is the right choice for you.

Students at the Big Apple Academy are surrounded by language and literature at all ages. Children at our school are always encouraged and challenged to put their feelings, ideas, and experiences into words, no matter whether they are spoken or written. We give them all the necessary skills they need to navigate the world of print and books. Our teachers give a great deal of thought and commit many resources to making sure that all our students succeed in learning to read. Our core curriculum is well designed and children find it exciting. By the time children reach the upper grades at the Big Apple Academy, they are prolific writers, accomplished readers, and feel comfortable working with a variety of genres and media.

As for mathematics, we believe that it is our aim to build students’ mastery of basic reasoning skills as well as a conceptual understanding of mathematics. Children at the Big Apple Academy weigh, measure, build, and work with a wide range of hands-on materials to get acquainted with both numerical and spatial relationships. All this gives children an opportunity to experiment when solving open-ended problems and to apply their mathematical skills to specific purposes. We are aware of the wide range of learning styles and abilities that exist within every classroom, and we try to work to help each and every child.

We invite children from different boroughs of New York City to enroll and develop their abilities in our Elementary School (Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island are covered in school bus transportation).