Five Oaks Academy Goes GOLD!

Five Oaks Academy Goes GOLD!

Congratulations to the 13 students who performed at the SCISA Music Festival held at The University of South Carolina’s School of Music on Thursday, March 12. The students each performed before a judge a piece of music they had selected. The performances ranged from voice ensembles, instrumental ensembles, piano soloists and guitar soloists. All 13 students earned the top score of “Superior” and were awarded the highest honor of the festival, a gold medal!   We are so proud of all of our students and their dedication with many long hours of practice! A special thank you to our music sponsor, Mr. Chris, who organized and led our students in this competition for the first...
Five Oaks Academy Hosts International Breakfast

Five Oaks Academy Hosts International Breakfast

On Tuesday, September 9 Five Oaks Academy (FOA)  will host an International Tea. The FOA community  looks forward to officially welcoming new families and celebrating the unique diversity of the school. This event creates both a social and networking opportunity for new families to help them feel connected to the Simpsonville/ Greenville community. Members of the Simpsonville /Greenville medical and business communities will attend to help the  international and new families make professional contacts....
South Carolina Teacher Sees the World

South Carolina Teacher Sees the World

Montessori is a universal method of education. One of its beauties is that the materials translate to every culture. For adventurous teachers, that means a Montessori credential can open up a world of opportunities. Andrea Blackwell, a South Carolina native, and student in Lander University’s Montessori Program, is taking advantage of those opportunities to complete her practicum in Warsaw Poland.   Warsaw Montessori School is an AMS school in Warsaw, Poland. The 3-6 level just celebrated its 15th year and the Elementary School has completed its 7th year. The Elementary is a small, bilingual school. Located next to the largest park in Warsaw, it offers a transition class, two 6-9 (one bilingual and one all English speaking), a 9-12  English class and  a 4th, 5th and 6th grade Polish bilingual class that integrates Montessori materials while preparing students for Polish middle school. Warsaw Montessori offers German, French, Polish and English. The students at are from all over the world (about 75% are from Poland, some from Scotland, Finland, Holland, America, England, Spanish, Italian and French). Children at the Elementary School are fluent in English and a second language, either Polish or their native language.   Andrea’s classroom just has 12 students- from Poland, Finland, Spain, Italy and France. They are fluent in English and, according to Andrea, “Teaching the students is just like teaching a classroom in the USA, only the students constantly have to brainstorm with each other to remember the English word! I also teach an hour of English to the Polish fourth grade students every morning. They are fluent as well (not as fluent as my students)...
SCMA Board Meeting

SCMA Board Meeting

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Montessori School Coming to Whitesville

Montessori School Coming to Whitesville

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