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    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 10-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Science, Language, Arts (SLA) International School?
    Comment:  We have had children at SLA for 5 years now. Our daughter started in K and is now in Gr 4, and our son started in K and is now in Gr 1. Our youngest child will likely start PK there in the fall. All in the French track.Our experience at the school has been positive and we have been witness to the school's growth and are excited about plans for further enrichment. Our children each have different learning styles and intuitive language abilities, but each child's needs have been well-served at SLA, and each has benefited from the immersive language learning. The school offers smaller, intimate learning environments, and the language-learning is fully integrated into the curriculum, such that it is simply a natural part of the day and the learning experience. Our kids move easily, and constantly, between languages.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  French immersion, very warm and caring teachers DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours What you would change: Nothing
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:   My child LOVED SLA Annex. We are continuing on with the school This a French immersion program. My child only went 2/week and felt at home. The teachers are absolute magic. I have never experienced this much love and care for my child outside of our home. Even though my child spoke zero French, she felt so safe, comfortable and loved that it never bothered her. Not sure she knows more than a few phrases now but it doesn't matter because she LOVES going here. DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  We’re very pleased with the experience we’ve had in Pre-K at SLA. We loved the small classes and personal attention for our child, as well as the emphasis on both foundational interpersonal and academic skills. The teachers really love and appreciate our child as an individual and have closely watched the development over the course of the year. The focus on bilingualism and linguistic immersion at the school is also core to why we chose it, although not the only reason. Overall it’s a very loving and supportive environment for such young children, and we would make the same decision again knowing what we know now. DETAILS: Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours What you would change: The administrative aspects of the school are not always as smooth as we would like, though they seem to be improving since the school has settled into its new location after last summer’s move. It is a small issue in the broader context of a wonderful school for our child.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  This is a fantastic, child-centered, play-based French immersion program. (There is also a Mandarin immersion program.) Children spend a lot of time outside in a nearby park/playground. The teachers are loving and skilled. Emphasis is on social and emotional learning and language development. My son is thriving and we could not be happier. DETAILS: Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours What you would change: It would be great to have outdoor space. The school is planning to renovate the roof for this option. I would also LOVE to have meal options.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  As a parent and educator I am really pleased with our experience at SLA's Annex. The teachers are so warm and caring, and the curriculum is developmentally appropriate, fun, engaging and focuses on facilitating critical thinking and (inter)dependence. SLA's focus on Math, Science, and language while being a language immersion program stood out to our family. While we love the curricular programming, the love and warmth our son receives is the most important to us. I have recommended SLA to others and will continue to do so. DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Summer 2018 Review: he enjoyed all of it! Age of child: 8
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Summer 2018 Review: Loved the camp: The counselors were warm, energetic, and very attentive to the needs of all kids. They were dynamic and organized different field trips and outings every day, all a reflection of the theme of that particular week (la Francophonie, etc.). The kids had a great time. Age of child: 4 and 6 What would you change about the program, if anything? The location in Carroll Gardens was the only challenge because it's not easy to get to, but that has been resolved since SLA has moved to downtown Brooklyn.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Summer 2018 Review: The camp is French immersion and the theme was urban flora adventures. They visited various parks and museums creating art along the way. My son also had the opportunity to be a junior camp leader, which involved helping the younger children. He enjoyed all of it! Age of child: 8