Our school curriculum has been built upon and improved for over 28 years. We ensure that all students receive a high quality education by using the Study Technology of Mr. L Ron Hubbard. Kids’ World School and Cornerstone Academy are an Applied Scholastics school, meaning that the teaching methods of Mr. Hubbard are employed.
Students study at their own pace, along with group instruction, and are taught on a one-on-one basis.
Our school program includes:
Our Arts Department
There are so many forms of art around us in our daily lives that we feel no child’s education would be complete without the Arts. Thus, it is an important part of our curriculum.
Our fine arts program begins in kindergarten and extends through our student’s education until 12th grade. We start with the basics of fine motor skills, shapes and colors, and move through developing those skills, adding a wide selection of techniques, form, quality of work and art appreciation. Through various mediums and crafts personal expression is developed in its most creative forms.
By the time students graduate from Cornerstone Academy they have a good grasp on various art techniques and a good understanding of its importance in the world today.
Music & Dance Program
The music program starts at an early age, where students first learn beginner level music concepts and are introduced to a wide variety of musical instruments and classical pieces. As students progress in the program, they learn basics in music, such as harmonies, tempo, rhythm and beat. In addition to the above, students who wish may branch off and take on additional private piano or drum lessons with either of our two accomplished music teachers.
As students enter into middle and high school, they have a chance to join the Cornerstone Choir, where more advanced levels of music theory, composition, song writing and singing take place. Students are encouraged to participate in regular talent shows and recitals, putting their hard-earned musical talents to work in front of an audience.
The dance program is for students of all ages. It begins with gross motor skills and body coordination while moving to a beat. Elementary students are introduced to jazz, hip-hop, pop and theatrical dance. Middle and high school students are taught the fundamentals of what it takes to work in a dance troupe, working hard throughout the year on dance routines for performances at the end of the year.
The above programs coalesce into a theater production at the end of the school year put on by students of all ages. Through this theater production students are able to put their newly acquired skills to work to create a one-of-a-kind show.
Study Technology is a tool which teachers employ and which parents can learn to help their children succeed in school, at home and in life. It helps students to improve their own learning rate. The basic principle behind Study Technology is teaching students how to study and how to learn effectively, so as to be able to use and apply what they study both now and later on in their lives.
American writer and educator L. Ron Hubbard recognized the pitfalls of study and identified three basic barriers that prevent a student from understanding. To overcome these barriers and ensure a student could truly put his or her education to use, he developed a precise and simple set of tools he called Study Technology. With them, a student learns to recognize the signs of these barriers when they encounter difficulty understanding what they are learning and, most importantly, what to do about them. Study Technology makes students more independent and eager to learn.
Kids’ World School Inc. is licensed to use Applied Scholastics™ educational services and materials, which are based on the works of Mr. Hubbard.
Repair of Past Education
Sadly, with current educational systems being what they are, many students for one reason or another fall through the cracks and get lost in the system. These students don’t really understanding what they are learning. Maybe it was not explained properly, maybe they fell ill and so missed that day of school, and so on.
In any case, they didn’t really grasp some point of their curriculum fully before it was time to move onto the next. To compound the situation, teachers already overwhelmed by the sheer number of students they are working with simply do not have the time to sit down and sort out every single student. Sadly, these students are moved onto the next grade even though they have gaps in their education. When this happens, the gaps and confusions pile up children move into higher and higher levels of education, while still not understanding the basics.
Here at Kids’ World School, our program is run on a personalized, self-paced program. Each student gets the time and attention they need for each part of their curriculum. When a student who is behind or having difficulty comes to us, we take the time to get their confusions cleared up and their studies understood before moving them on. In this way, a student regains their interest and enthusiasm for learning and begins to really enjoy going to school!
The self-paced component of our program allows students who might not have had the opportunity to get sorted out elsewhere to gain a full understanding and mastery of topics important to their progress and the advancement of their education.
At Kids’ World School and Cornerstone Academy we believe that athletics and physical education play an important role in every child’s development.
Our Athletics and PE program is two pronged, concentrating first on physical fitness with a circuit training workout program designed to help children reach their physical fitness goals. This program is done on a sliding scale, depending on the age and ability of the child. For younger students in kindergarten and first grade, the program is modified to develop gross (physical) motor skills and coordination. While, in the middle and high school classes the circuit training consists of various stretches, coordination drills and workouts, so children are encouraged to increase their level of fitness to maintain a healthy body.
Secondly, we concentrate on group and team sports where children develop skills built from working in a group, such as team coordination, good communication skills, sportsmanship, strategy, and creating and carrying out plans of action. In addition to the above, students learn a good understanding of the sport itself and become skilled in it.