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New York City
American and Spanish curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 11

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CurriculumsAmerican and Spanish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: $27,600
to: $34,150
Address: 28E 35th Street New York, NY 10016, USA
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Number of students

70

Number of nationalities represented in the school

10

Most common nationality

Americans

Max. number of students per class

14

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish/English

Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom has a smartboard. 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 challenging times, Maryel has put in place our Distance Learning Program. We use Zoom for virtual classes and Google Classroom to post individual work.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, starting in Kindergarten, children are expected to complete homework to promote individual work and responsibilities.

Approximate hours of homework given

20/30 minutes each day.

Uniform required

Yes, there is a formal Maryel School uniform.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Our highest grade is 5th grade. After graduating, 100% of our students continue on to middle school.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We do not offer religion classes. However, Maryel School promotes diversity and is committed to celebrating as many religious traditions as possible. We invite parents to share their traditions with us, and we incorporate these traditions into our curriculum.

School bus service available

We do not offer a school bus service.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No. However, we offer support to our families when we need to find specialized programs.

Learning support offered

Maryel school gives its families giving the information 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 groups of students, and this situation allows us to work with gifted students at the level that they need.

Student access to education psychologist

NA

School start time

8:30AM

School finish time

3:15PM

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we offer an Early Drop Off program starting at 8 am and aftercare until 5 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Maryel School offers many extracurricular activities such as Soccer, Tennis, Yoga, Music and Movement, Science, and Robotics.

School provided lunches

No, families bring their own lunch.

Sports activities included

Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, and Dance.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor gym and outdoor space

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Not at this time.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Maryel School of New York is a top private international and bilingual co-educational day school educating students from Nursery through the 5th grade. Located in the heart of Manhattan, Maryel is a harmonious combination of the education system in the United States and Spain. Founded in Seville, Spain in 2004, Maryel aims to educate girls and boys "to be the best they can be and prepare them to thrive in their lives beyond Maryel by helping them trust that they are unique human beings who can accomplish anything." With a rigorous and challenging education, Maryel incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning. Maryel School encourages its students to reach their academic, social, and emotional potential in a challenging and supportive environment. Tradition and innovation come together in this wonderful community.

Teaching approach of the school

Maryel School is a top private international and bilingual school that opened its doors in Murray Hill, Manhattan in 2013 as a co-educational day school that combines the education system of the United States with the education system of Spain.

Maryel was originally founded in Seville, Spain in 2004 as Mariela Bilingual by Celine Cacho, a visionary in education, along with other parents, and the invaluable help of child psychologist, José Luís C. Mauricio. Her vision was based on these principles:

- Each child has a unique gift and talent which they express in a special way.
- As educators, we must help students discover their unique talent, help them feel confident enough to explore it, and provide the necessary resources
to ensure each student has the ability to develop it to its maximum potential.
- Bilingualism is an essential part of children`s education in the 21st century. When children are exposed to two different languages, they learn to be
more tolerant and respectful of other cultures and traditions, which enables them to become more responsible and active citizens of the world.

Maryel's educational philosophy is based on these two important fundamentals:

1. Dual Language Education

Maryel Dual Language is a form of education that provides content instruction and literacy to all students through two languages, English and Spanish.

Our Model:
- The Spanish language is used all day in the primary grades (Preschool), while 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 the 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.

Results:
- 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 greater success in an educational setting and have the added benefit of greater ease in learning a third language.

2. Multiple Intelligence Approach

Maryel`s teachers observe their students from eight new perspectives. In recent years, new definitions have gained acceptance regarding the concept of "intelligence" which has dramatically enhanced the appraisal of human competencies.

Verbal/linguistic intelligence
Logical/mathematical intelligence
Spatial Intelligence
Musical Intelligence
Kinesthetic Intelligence
Interpersonal Intelligence
Intrapersonal Intelligence
Naturalistic Intelligence

Maryel develops ways to teach and learn by engaging all eight intelligences, increasing the possibilities for student success. We all experience and learn through these eight different intelligences; however, each student differs in the strength of certain intelligences compared to others. 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 students can be apprentices of success. There are no limits to what one can learn at a certain age.

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our admission process for all entry points will be virtual. Our goal remains the same: to get to know each other and help each family learn as much as possible about what makes Maryel a unique educational experience.

We are currently accepting applications for openings in select grades on a rolling basis for the 2021-2022 school year. Contact us at any time with questions about openings for any grade, or to ask general questions about the admissions process.

Click here for more information on Maryel's application process: https://www.maryelschool.org/admissions-procedure/

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