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Early Childhood (K2-1)

SMIC Private School International Early Childhood Program

The SMIC-I Early childhood program works with students from age four through first grade. We offer EK1 for 4-year olds, EK2 for 5-year olds, and 1st grade for 6 year olds. The purpose of the SMIC-I Early Childhood program is to help prepare students for academic success in full-day English curriculum program, with Chinese language instruction as one of the subjects studies. Rather than a bilingual language model, this program uses the same model as our Elementary. Students are primarily taught in English by qualified foreign teachers and high quality curriculum. Students are also taught Art, PE, Music, Computer and Chinese each week. At the end of EK2, students have the opportunity for possible admission into the SMIC International Elementary.

SMIC Kindergarten (Chinese-English Bilingual School)

The SMIC Private Kindergarten welcomes children from three years old to six years old. The Kindergarten offers both bilingual and all-day-English curriculum. Chinese instruction is structured around a series of monthly themes, and is presented using and a variety of hands-on activities and teaching methods. Classes taught in Chinese Language, Math, Art, Music and Social Studies. The Kindergarten’s English curriculum is taught by experienced overseas educators. The Kindergarten is devoted to developing each student’s potential in three specific areas: daily life skills, education, and behavior. We aim to cultivate a cheerful attitude, confidence, and responsibility in students to give them a good foundation from which they can spring forward into Elementary School. Having these good values and habits firmly rooted in their early years not only benefits them now, but also will greatly assist them in their later learning years.

Kindergarten ESL Program

The English program at the SMIC Private Kindergarten, Chinese Track, is an intensive, 3-year program of English-language learning. Our teachers are native English speakers with education, training and experience as language instructors. Our primary focus is on listening comprehension and speaking, as foundational language skills. Upon this we build the basics phonics, reading, and writing while offering support for parents to practice these skills at home.

Our approach to learning incorporates fun through many activities, such as, songs, poems, stories, games, holiday events and plays performed by the English teachers. Our holiday events help to introduce all Eastern and Western cultures and aspects of being global citizens. We are devoted to making learning successful by making it fun and memorable. Our staff looks forward to working with you and beginning the adventure of learning together.

Kindergarten ESL Program

English Immersion Program

The English Pre-Kindergarten program, EPK, for the SMIC School is a western style preschool/kindergarten. We are set up to give your child the very best in preparation for SMIC English Track Elementary School. Our program uses theme based learning to help students learn language, and acquire a great knowledge of the world around them. This approach helps native English speakers acquire some Chinese, and Chinese or other language speakers to learn English in a very quick way. We also prepare students with to math, science, art, music, gym, and of course lots of English. Our children learn through play, and through instruction. The combination leads to a great foundation for a lifelong love of learning for each child. We utilize the very best in teaching and curriculum resources, as well as the teaching items we use in our classrooms. When a child spends 2 years with us they leave with a solid foundation of the English language – not something memorized for a test but being able to actually use it and understand it. Check out the EPK program for your child to have the best foundation for their educational career.

English Immersion Program EPK

ACS WASC Fully Accredited

Early Childhood Administration

Dr.Kelley Ridings Dr.Kelley Ridings
International K-12 Principal
Danielle Ma'u Danielle Ma'u
Senior Director of Elementary
Tway Ye Tway Ye
Early Childhood Director
Aaron Davis Aaron Davis
ES Student Affairs Director
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