Welcoming new students for 2019-2010

There are still open places in kindergarten and grades 3-8; grades 1&2 are projected to be nearly full.

What are we offering to our students?   We provide a high-quality education at the level that is both supportive and challenging.  We assess each student and place him or her at the level that is appropriate for his or her level of competence for each subject. Our classes are small with lots of individual attention for each student.  Students have frequent breaks for recess, PE, and snacks so they can pay attention and learn when they are in class.  They are also are supported emotionally with caring teachers and a strong anti-bullying policy.

Our students shone in the Iowa Assessments, averaging individually at the 88th percentile nationally.  Our students who took tests in both 2018 and 2019 showed an average gain of 1.7 grades per year.  We also had 7 students in grades 2-7 take the national HSK test in Chinese, a high-school test for Mandarin as a second language; they all scored 100% in one or both segments!

Students can arrive as early as 7:30 AM and stay as late as 5:30 PM, both for the convenience of working parents and for the students’ enrichment in after-school clubs and in socialization.

If you have a child who will thrive with challenge that is rewarding and not overwhelming, we extend an open invitation to you and your child.  Please visit the rest of our website.  If you wish, make an appointment to see the school and meet with our Head of School, Lou Ellen Kay (Ph.D., Biology) and teachers who may be available at the time you wish to visit.