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Boca Raton Prep School Inc

10333 Diego Drive South
Boca Raton, FL 33428

(561) 852-1410


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We follow the IBO's Primary Years Programme with our own highly "international minded" approach. We believe that every child should learn and practice the attributes of the IB Learner Profile (see, and this is achieved through traditional teacher-led lessons, programmes of inquiry, structured play, shows and internationalist activities, field work, outside excursions and classwork together with families.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • computers and Smart Boards
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Texts, software, Aloha Maths, Computers, software
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • software, visits to museums
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • science club in Laboratories, nature reserves and visitor centres, "Hi Tech, Hi Touch"
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • computers, software, excursions, musical shows produced in school
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • computers and software
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Yoga Drama Spanish

From the Director:

World Class! To form "first class citizens."

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

English as a second language classes take place at the school for foreign students (free) and individual tutoring can be requested at an additional cost.

Small group size in every class but individual support is always available from social skills to academic support. A speech therapist is available at additional cost.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are members of the 8 school "International Education Systems" Institution which forms part of the SEK group of schools.

"To define the work undertaken in their classrooms, all educational organizations should have a clear set of values and objectives. In our case, these are given in the Mission Statement, refined over more than one hundred years by parent, teacher and student contributions.
The student and his or her world provide the context for all activity and learning within the organization which, in turn, respects each student as an individual, looks to discover and encourage his or her personal abilities, and work to ensure their full development
The SEK International Organization educates in and for freedom. It accepts the challenges that this creates and exerts each student to take responsibility for his or her actions.
The SEK International Organization does not discriminate on grounds of nationality, gender, race, creed or religion.
The SEK International Organization promotes a sense of community in its students. It values work as an essential factor in the growth and self-esteem of each person, and as a socializing process rather than one leading to rivalry and ambition.
The SEK International Organization, embracing the principles of humanism, is open to all learning experiences which lead to the achievement of its goals.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Typical Pre K 3 day
8:00 Language Instruction
8:45 Maths
9:30 Break (Fruit and snack provided by school)
9:45 Drama and Yoga
10:30 Spanish
11:15 Hot Lunch (provided by school)Play time
12:00 Primary Years Programme Unit of Inquiry
12:45 Swim / Physical Education
1:30 Programme of Inquiry Science
2:15 Programme of Inquiry Social Studies
3:00 Outside activities - Gym, playground, garden, academic support and academic connections (enrichment).

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Daily comments by class teacher in the child's school agenda

Interim and termly grades (Will be Edline in August 2009)

Regular Parent Teacher Meetings

Friday Folder

Informal at drop off and pick up.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Working in conjunction with parents and the school Counselor. This may mean late arrival, parent in classroom, lunchtime pick up. The students are so happy in these small groups that it is usually the Mums who have the separation difficulty!