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|Language of instruction||English and Spanish|
|Native English and Spanish teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)|
|Class sizes||Average||12 students / class|
|Maximum||14 students / class|
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|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English and Spanish speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Each classroom has a smart board. Students in Kindergarten receive Ipads.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
Yes. During these challenges times, Maryel has put in place our Distance Learning Program. We use Zoom for virtual class and Google Classroom to post individual work.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, starting in Kindergarten, children are supposed to complete homework to promote individual work and responsabilities.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
20/30 minutes each day.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
At this moment our highest grade is 5th grade
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We do not offer religion classes, however, Maryel School promote diversity and we are committed to celebrate as many religious traditions as possible. We invite parents to share with us their traditions and we incorporate these traditions in our curriculum.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
No, however we offer support to our families when we need to find specialiezed programs.
|Learning support offered||
By Giving our families the information that they need to find specialized professionals.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
By giving them the personalized attention that they need. We work with very small group of students and this situation allows us to work with gifted students at the level that they need.
|Student access to education psychologist||
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|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes, we offer Early Drop Off program starting at 8am and after care until 5pm
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Maryel School offers many extracurricular activities such as : Soccer, Tennis, Yoga, Music and Movement, Science...
|School provided lunches||
No, families bring their own lunch.
|Sports activities included||
Soccer, Tennis and Basketball.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Indoor Gym and outdoor space
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
No at this time.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Maryel School of New York is an independent, bilingual English/Spanish, and co- educational school, educating children from Nursery through Fifth Grade.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Maryel´s Educational Philosophy is based on these fundamentals:
Maryel develops ways to teach and learn by engaging all eight intelligences increasing the possibilities for student success.
We are all able to know the world through these intelligences, where each student differs is in the strength of these intelligences.
Because there are no two students that learn in the same way, Maryel applies this approach as a base for our pedagogy. With this inclusive practice, the skills, abilities, gifts and different intelligences of each student are taken care of and strengthened.
All of the students can be apprentices of success. There are no limits to what one can learn at a certain age. The teacher’s role also transforms in this type of program. Maryel’s teachers develop skills different from those they would develop by standing in front of a class lecturing each day. Maryel’s teachers observe their students from eight new perspectives
Maryel Dual Language is a form of education that provides content instruction and literacy to all students through two languages, English and Spanish.
The Spanish language is used all day in the primary grades (Preschool), English and Spanish are used equally in the later grades (Kindergarten-Fifth Grade). Both literacy and content are taught in Spanish and in English over the course of the program. Instruction is delivered in one language at a time without translation. Maryel teachers maintain separation of languages for instruction (no translation).
Skills taught in each language are coordinated to maximize cross-linguistic transfer and support learning in content areas.
Maryel students have greater cognitive flexibility, advanced problem solving skills, higher order abstract thinking abilities, and increased creativity. They also show advanced abilities to connect meaning between languages and cognitively make “more room” in the brain for new information.
Children who study in two languages consistently outscore monolingual students on standardized tests. Maryel students have a greater success in an educational setting and have the added benefit of greater ease in learning a third language