Academics at ANCS
At All Nations Community School, our academic program places great emphasis on critical thinking, respect for other cultures and ideas, and compassion fostered through service-learning opportunities that make a real difference in the lives of those around us. We challenge students to ask compelling questions, think for themselves, take responsibility for their learning, and pursue academic excellence.
Each multi-age classroom is taught by an experienced, highly credentialed teacher. ANCS teachers provide a learner-centered curriculum that engages students in meaningful individual and collaborative activities, encouraging them especially to ask questions and investigate through inquiry-based assignments. Small class sizes at ANCS allow teachers to personalize instruction and build strong relationships with individual students and their families.
Our core subjects are Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts, Spanish, and Social Studies. Students also participate in Physical Education, Music, and Art through our enrichment classes. Children in K-4th have Social Studies taught in Spanish to amplify their dual immersion experience.
We use AERO (American Education Reaches Out) standards to provide a framework for our curriculum in order to provide consistency and accountability in alignment with international schools around the globe. Grading is standards based, to reflect the level of specific skills that students have mastered.
We strive to create an ideal learning environment for developing a love of learning; literacy and communication skills; fluency in math and science through our integrated STEM program; as well as proficiency in Spanish, with differentiated instruction from total beginners to native speakers.