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A NEW ERA OF EDUCATION

Prek-2nd Grade

Holistic Education

Preston, WA

All-Star Academy partners with parents to develop their children academically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially.  
 
Our small class sizes (6-8 students) allow for individual attention, which advances students beyond the traditional classroom. 
 
We customize the Montessori method to teach early literacy through a phonic approach embedded in a rich language context, and a sensorial foundation for mathematics education.

Whole Child Development

A whole child is curious, creative, caring, empathetic, confident.  A Whole Child Approach to education develops and prepares students for challenges and opportunities by addressing students' comprehensive needs. First and foremost, to teach focus, we lead mindful breaks before beginning any activity. To teach social emotional intelligence we incorporate 3x week spiritually-centered classes followed up with realtime coaching with peers to build interpersonal skills. To create an understanding of the world beyond themselves, we provide 2x week culture studies class.

Restorative Correction Trained Teachers

The word discipline comes from the Latin word “disciplinare”, which means, “to teach”. Our teachers are trained to qualify disruptive behavior with corresponding corrective coaching to guide the student to healthy behavior. For example, "class clown" behavior is qualified as negative attention seeking and is responded to accordingly. Further, a student imposing authority is expressing misguided power and is attended to differently than negative attention seeking. Restorative correction assures an optimal learning environment is restored for the imposing student and the entire class. Simply put, our teachers maintain an optimal learning environment for their students despite behavior struggles.

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"I have two words: Emotional Intelligence - that's what All-Star Academy teaches young kids. I'm thoroughly impressed by curriculum and results. Some of the concepts are quite advanced, something I had to learn well into my own career. Kids have time to put mindfulness skills to practice. If they have skills like this in early childhood, I can't begin to imagine their potential. Only regret is not to have found All-Star Academy earlier!"

 

—  Eugene S.