Kind Academy Coral Springs FAQ's
See below for answers for some of our most frequently asked questions.
Is Kind Academy a Montessori School?
Kind focuses on using the best of parts of Montessori Learning Models. We value mixed-age classrooms, student choice within limits, large blocks of work time, learning through “discovery,” and freedom of movement in the classroom. Then we go even further by implementing the best 21st century e-Learning tools, using the community as our classroom, and developing projects to build critical thinking skills.
WILL LEARNERS BE GROUPED INTO GRADES?
Students at Kind Academy Coral Springs are grouped into different age bands: Lower School and Upper School. We believe that children learn best while working alongside peers both younger and older than themselves rather than separated into age-based groups. In addition to their individualized curricula, every student, regardless of age, works together in groups.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL OUR LEARNERS SPEND IN THE COMMUNITY?
A Lot! Our unique location in the Coral Springs community is one of our assets. We facilitate immersive learning in our local park- Betti Straddling, just a block from our school. With access to a wonderful playground, lots of open greenspaces, and even a skate park, our learners will have tons of time for play and learning. We will also utilize our local library (7 minutes away), arts organizations, local farms, and close businesses for our Community as our Classroom Model. We believe this helps learners build relationships with their community.
HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION AT KIND ACADEMY CORAL SPRINGS
Our tuition pricing is located here. We accept scholarships such as FES - UA and are working hard to be able to accept the FES - Income Based (STEP UP), McKay, and HOPE Scholarships.
WILL YOU BE ACCEPTING ANY SCHOLARSHIPS?
Yes. Kind Academy proudly accepts the FES - UA (formerly Gardiner Scholarship). We are working hard to accept the Income-Based scholarships and will provide an update as soon as possible. Kind Academy does have funding available to offer tuition assistance on a case-by-case basis for students who would benefit from our program. Our goal is to have a diverse community of learners.
WHAT MIGHT A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE IN YOUR SCHOOL?
Using the Montessori philosophy, we incorporate work cycles where different students may work on different things at different times. This helps to make sure all students are having personalized work. During these times, guides also do small group and 1:1 instruction with learners.
Here is an idea of what a day at our school may look like. Please be reminded that we are very student centered and also have a lot of field experiences so this sample schedule is subject to change.
9:00 Social and Emotional Learning - Arrival, socializing, settling in
9:15 Work Cycle 1
10:45 Work Cycle 2
12:00 Recess, socializing, breaks, park, field experiences
1:00 Work Cycle 3
2:00 Clean up, wrap up