School History

The St. Kitts International Academy was established in September 2001. The school was a dream and realization of Dale  Amory who wanted to open a school that offered an alternative to the education systems already available in St. Kitts. The school is currently housed on a beautiful four acre property with state of the art classrooms and it's own in ground swimming pool. We provide Canadian curriculum enhanced with global perspectives to meet the individual needs of our international students and the St. Kitts and Nevis community.

Mission Statement

Using a holistic approach to education where fundamental life skills are integrated into a curriculum that is rich in academics. Our program will emphasize the development of strong personal skills in leadership, citizenship, social decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, health and nutrition, healthy physical living, environmental issues and a wide range of topics that will create global citizens with a highly developed emotional intelligence. All this will be accomplished in a carefully planned comfortable, safe and nurturing environment that provides for emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our goal is to instill into each child a lifelong love of learning and the compassion to reach out to those around them. With an internationally based staff and student body our school will celebrate the diversity of all cultures and beliefs. With respect for all individuals, acceptance is encouraged regardless of one’s gender, race, religion, culture or ability. Students will be encouraged to understand and respect other people and to develop a sense of responsibility towards the world at large.

Classroom Environment

As our enrolment rapidly grows, we are investing in our classrooms and have added a new two-story, four classroom building to house our lower elementary last year.  Grades 1 to 6 are single grade classes that transition to different rooms for art, library, PE, health and science. Grade 7&8 is currently a multi-age settings with multiple grades per class. All classrooms promote the sense of family and community, while providing mentoring opportunities in which the students help and support each other, thereby reinforcing their own skills in the process.  The teacher is the leader in the classroom and designs the daily learning activities with the whole class in mind, however we also encourage self-directed learning to take place and provide opportunities for such throughout various parts of the day.  The whole classroom environment is supportive of learning. The teacher provides the necessary resources and material, allowing the children to work in a safe and positive climate. The teacher gains the children's trust which allows the children to try new things and build self-confidence. There are a set of ground rules  - respect for each other and respect for the environment. The school focuses on the following characteristics of the children in this age group: the growing ability to work abstractly; the drive to be accepted by the peer group; children's fascination with all aspects of their world. We are a non - denominational based school which entertains celebrations from all corners and cultures of the world.  

Assessment

Assessment of performance is based on a systematic collection of information including:

~observations by teachers and parents

~portfolios containing examples of work

~test scores

~conferences

~end of term progress and report cards

 

All files are confidential and accessible only to parents, who receive written progress reports at regular intervals. 

 

The test of whether or not the system is working lies in the accomplishment and behavior of the children, their happiness, maturity, kindness and love of learning.

 

Assessment FOR learning is more commonly known as formative & diagnostic assessments.  Assessment FOR learning is the use of a task or an activity for the purpose of determining student progress during a unit or block of instruction.  Teachers are now afforded the chance to adjust classroom instruction based upon the needs of the students.  Similarly, students are provided valuable feedback on their own learning.  

 

Assessment OF learning is the use of a task or an activity to measure, record and report on a student's level of achievement in regards to specific learning expectations.  These are often known as summative assessments.

 

Assessment AS learning is the use of a task or an activity to allow students the opportunity to use assessment to further their own learning.  Self and peer assessments allow students to reflect on their own learning and identify areas of strength and need.  These tasks offer students the chance to set their own personal goals and advocate for their own learning.

 

 

As with any learning strategy, task or activity, technology can provide a variety of opportunities for assessment.  What is important to consider is how the information gathered by these technology supported tasks will be used. 

 


The School Year at SKI Academy

The school year is divided into three terms as follows: 

 

      September 5th to December 9th                      High School Semesters:

      January 9th to March 31st                                  Sept. 5 - Jan. 31

      April 24th to July 29th                                        Feb. 1 - June 28

 

Please refer to the school calendar for specific dates and events

 

Regular School hours are from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  Classes are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with a 10 minute recess break in the morning and 40 minutes for lunch & recess.  The day is divided into eight 40 minute periods that include English Language Arts (10 periods/week), Math (10 periods/week), Science (5 periods/week), Social Studies (5 periods/week), Art (2 periods/week), Physical ed. and Health (3 periods/week), Spanish (3 periods/week), Literacy/Library (1 period/week), Character Ed. (1 period/week)

School Fees 2016-17

A non-refundable registration fee of $200.00 is due at the time of registration and every year thereafter to confirm your child's enrollment with the school. The below indicates the yearly tuition rates. Please note repayment options are still available on a per term and monthly basis paid over 10 months. Fee agreements will be sent via email upon receipt of your confirmation of your enrollment for the 2016-2017. If you have already re-enrolled your child a fee agreement will be sent to you shortly. 

 

Fee Structure-Local

Grades 1-4   $10,627.00 EC per school year

Grades 5-8   $11,681.00 EC per school year

Grades 9+   $13,085.00 EC per school year

*Students joining us at Grade 11 or higher may have to pay for additional courses. Please contact the school to discuss cost*

 

Fee Structure- Expatriate

Grades 1-4   $13,085.00 EC per school year

Grades 5-8   $14,840.00 EC per school year

Grades 9+   $16,595.00 EC per school year

*Students joining us at Grade 11 or higher may have to pay for additional courses. Please contact the school to discuss cost*

 

Local fees are offered to Caribbean students whose passports or parents' passports are Caribbean in origin. Proof of Caricom status is required.

 

Expatriate fees are offered to those who do not meet the above requirements.

 

Siblings: A 10% sibling discount is offered to families with more then 1 child at the school.  The discount will be applied to the latest child enrolled.

 

Uniforms: Students are responsible for purchasing their own uniform shirts through Sun Island clothes.

 

Bus: Students must be registered to ride the bus, which reserves the child’s seat on the bus. The cost is $20.00 EC per week and billed on a monthly basis.

 

Hot Lunch: The cost of hot lunch is$15.00EC or $20.00EC per day based on your selection.

 

After School Program: Our After School Program will be held each week, Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, at the cost of $15.00EC per day.

 

Location

St. Kitts International Academy

Canada Estates, Morgan Heights

St. Kitts, West Indies

P.O. Box 790

School Phone: (869) 466-1026
School Cell: (869) 663-6595

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