One of the coolest developments over the last year has been our ability to connect with other schools and organizations in the area. Over the last few weeks, we have been able to meet with top students from Mariposa Foundation and Inspire DR. ISLA is currently working on a scholarship program that will provide education to the strongest candidates from those programs. We are so excited to have the best and brightest local students join our classes!
This entire community should be grateful for the amazing work done each day by our teachers. To show our appreciation, we treated our teachers to a massage from Andari Spa. In addition to that, our teachers had doughnuts from Belgian Cafe, homemade cake made by a Phase 3 parent, and notes of appreciation from each of the students in the school. It's never too late to show your appreciation!
We were recently visited by a wonderful group of university students from McGill University. They came to our school to present a workshop on the importance of recycling plastics and reducing our plastic consumption.
ISLA Academy is now a member of the International Green Schools Alliance. This organization helps to promote healthy environmental practices, with schools at the forefront in the fight against climate change and global pollution. In addition, they offer member schools exclusive curriculum content to use in STEM classrooms.
On April 11, we also received a visit from Christian Shaw of Plastic Tides. His organization uses guided paddleboarding trips to raise awareness of our heavy reliance on the use of plastics. It was amazing for the students to hear how their own projects mirrored the development of this organization. This visit kicked off a month focused on sustainability and the reduction of our consumption. We collected and recycled hundreds of plastic bottles, cleaned our beaches and a local river, and encouraged students to take individual action in their own communities.
We are excited to announce that our early inscription period for the 2019-2020 academic year has begun. Prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, all families must pay the full cost of registration. However, the cost of registration will be waived for all families who pre-register.
If you would like to reserve your child's space, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Spaces are limited!
We are getting so close to the end of another wonderful school year. Please mark your calendars with the dates below for events and school happenings! As always, you will find our official academic calendar on our website, too.
May-June Last Weeks of School events:
Thursday, May 31: Corpus Christi Day - No School. This is a national holiday and there will be NO CLASSES. However, we will hold regular classes on the next day, Friday, June 1.
Friday, June 8:ISLA Sports Day. More information will be sent out soon.
Tuesday, June 12: Preschool and Phases 1-4 will hold an internal Presentation Day. While parents are always allowed to attend, the focus of this event will not be on parent demonstration. Instead, more students will have an opportunity to share their work with their fellow classmates.
Wednesday, June 13:Dress rehearsal for our final performance
Thursday, June 14:Phase 5 and 6 Presentation Day. Unlike other Presentation Days, this one will focus only on the older students. Each one of them will present. All parents are welcome to attend.
Friday, June 15: Final Performance Day. On our last day of the year, we will celebrate with performances from all of our students. There will be music, dance, drama, and more. Come check out the amazing talent we have. In addition, final academic awards will be given out.
Wednesday, June 20: 2nd Semester Report Cards are sent out
Monday, June 25: Summer Camp begins. Join us for a three week Summer Day Camp at ISLA Academy.
ISLA Academy Summer Camp returns from June 25 - July 13, 2018, for children ages 2 - 10. Our Summer Day Camp is held Monday through Friday, from 9am until 3pm for three weeks. Please register in advance, and Contact us for more details.
April 20 --- ISLA Academy's 1st Annual Art Exhibition 5:00-7:00 pm
Support our creative community. Join us at ISLA Academy Friday, April 20th at 5 pm for our ISLA Art Exhibition. Students have created unique works of art and played a role in organizing this special event,. The entire community is invited. Cost of admission is 150 pesos for adults and 50 pesos for children. A free drink or snack is included with the ticket and all proceeds benefit the ISLA Art Department.
April 23 --- World Book Day/ Storybook Character Dress Up
The community is invited to ISLA Academy's annualOpen House, on Wednesday, March 21st, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Teachers and administrators will provide information about our rigorous high school program and our progressive preschool and elementary programs. We will explain project-based learning, the inquiry cycle, integrated curricula, and the many other ways in which ISLA Academy is providing a 21st century model of education.