THE FOUNDATIONS SCHOOL

A private school serving grades K-3 is now in session!
Now enrolling for the Arts for Literacy Summer Program and the 2021-2022 school year!
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No Annual Tuition For Qualifying Students.
Our sliding scale tuition model means access and affordability for all.

Financial Assistance
If you or someone you know needs help to pay for child care and early learning costs the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County provides financial assistance. Submit an application here: https://bit.ly/2S2xYsB

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If you need more information please fill out our PROSPECTIVE STUDENT FORM.
Click HERE for The Foundations School Admissions Statements.

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Let's get to know each other.

2021 Enrollment Video

March 2021 WPTV News Coverage

Read.
Create.
Achieve.

Mission

The Foundations School’s mission is to disrupt educational inequality by successfully teaching all of our students the foundations of learning—curriculum engagement, social emotional well-being, creative practice, reading proficiency, and academic achievement.

Vision

A world where all children learn well.

Foundational Approach

Our highly-qualified teachers and teaching artists build authentic connections between core content and arts concepts that result in reading proficiency and academic achievement. We are responsive to students’ learning needs. This foundational approach to teaching and learning transforms students into competent learners for life.

Impact

The Foundations School’s impact is measured by the success of our students.

“Since Joshua has been coming here, he has changed. He has changed, changed, changed! He loves coming to school. He’s calm and focused… but he’s energized when learning."
- TFS Parent

“Kindergarten through third grade, those primary elementary grades, are a critical time; not just for building strong foundational skills for reading and literacy, but for the all important development of a LOVE of learning. Using creativity and the arts, we help each student to develop their learner’s mentality, their LOVE for the process of learning.”
- Kevin Kovacs, Director of Schools

 “I saw more interaction, small groups, more talk, positive relationships, and fun times. All of the points mentioned above played a role in increased reading levels.”
- TFS Classroom Teacher

“My daughters had an excellent experience! …they always wanted to go to school because it was always something fun to do!!!"
- TFS Parent

“It is a wonderful opportunity because I can integrate art into teaching. I can see how much students learn and have fun at the same time.”
- TFS Classroom Teacher

The Foundations School is a new and innovative private school in Palm Beach County with small class sizes, K through 3rd grade. We offer a clean and healthy learning environment aligned with CDC guidelines.

The Importance Of Reading

The Impact Of Arts Integration

The Importance Of Assessments

The Value Of An Extended Day

THE FOUNDATIONS SCHOOL AT NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

Day School + Afterschool

IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING

Mondays through Fridays

8:00am to 4:30pm
Extended Aftercare to 6:00pm

CREATIVITY WILL SAVE EDUCATION

MEET A TEACHER!
Featuring Mr. Edouassaint

MEET A TEACHING ARTIST!
Featuring Mr. Steve

MEET A PARAEDUCATOR!
Featuring Ms. Ocean

The Foundations School is an approved Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they'll have tomorrow.

January 4th - May 29 2021

(Limited availability due to COVID-19 restrictions)

The Foundations School is an independent school with small class sizes,
K through 3rd grade.

We offer a clean and healthy learning environment aligned with CDC guidelines.

Call today! 561-805-9927
info@cceflorida.org

Dr. Kevin Kovacs, Director of Schools
KevinK@cceflorida.org

425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

- Creativity Will Save Education -

Our strong academic emphasis gives each student the opportunity to make up for lost or diminished skills while working from home. We want to remind children of the joys of learning by providing this safe, structured, and highly creative integrated arts academic program.

Students in our 2020 Summer Camp achieved the following:

  • 97% of students increased by one or more reading levels
  • 83% of students showed gains in two of four math areas
  • 100% of students experienced opportunities for growth in social-emotional learning

Our innovative K-3 teaching and learning program is called, “A sense of place.” Students learn to read well by engaging with our student-centered curriculum, learning about their community, and integrating creativity and art. This program uses evidence-based teaching materials such as, Words their Way for reading achievement and Investigations for Math achievement. The curriculum is taught by highly qualified teachers and teaching artists. Place-based learning has a history of helping students connect to where they live.

"Place: it's where we're from; it's where we're going…. It asks for our attention and care. If we pay attention, place has much to teach us." (Tom Vander Ark, ASCD, 2020). “Using the arts as an integrative context for learning can be just as valuable as using the environment, and the combination of both can work wonders.” (Sobel, 2004, p. 91)

References

Sobel, D. (2003). Place-based Education. Connecting classrooms and communities. Barrington, MA: Orion Society.

Our staff of Florida certified teachers have developed arts integrated lessons for math, science, and literacy. Our standards-based instructional focus uses creative arts as the driving force to improve student learning.

2020-2021 Registration (Click Here)

Tom Vander Ark describes how “schools in diverse contexts—urban and rural, public and private—have adopted place-based programs as a way to better engage students and attain three important goals of education: student agency, equity, and community.” The six defining principles of place-based education (PBE as defined by Ark) are:

  1. Embeds learning everywhere and views the community as a classroom.
  2. Is centered on individual learners.
  3. Is inquiry based to help students develop an understanding of their place in the world.
  4. Incorporates local and global thinking and investigations.
  5. Requires design thinking to find solutions to authentic problems.
  6. Is interdisciplinary.”

References

Ark, T., Liebtag, E., & McClennen. (2020). The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education. Washington, DC: ASCD. ISBN-13: 978-1-4166-2875-0

The Foundations School + Ricky Aiken

Listen to Ricky Aiken (Inner City Innovators) talk about the importance of early childhood education for disadvantaged youth (Grades K-3).  The Foundations School serves grades K-3 in a safe, creative, and educational environment that empowers students to become life-long learners.

READ ALOUD EVERY CHILD. EVERY PARENT. EVERY DAY.

We can all agree there is a readiness crisis in this country. CCE is an organization working to answer the question at its heart:

"How can we prepare our children to make the transition from home to school to career?"
The answer? Start at the beginning.

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LESSON BY CCE TEACHING ARTIST
MARSHA BHAGWANSINGH
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THE FOUNDATIONS SCHOOL

At Center for Creative Education, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

“Transforming teaching and learning through creativity and the arts!”

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