Public schools in America and Europe focus on standardized testing: teachers rarely deviate from Common Core and critical thinking skills are given less attention. Kids are often overtested. Le Sallay students will be able
to pass the tests, but our focus is on developing critical thinking and cross-subject knowledge.Le Sallay's humanities program
is modeled on several national curricula, and we incorporate works from many countries. We are proud of our identity as an international school, and seek to avoid focusing on any one culture or viewpoint. Parents should feel confident that their children will be prepared for the standardized tests of their respective home countries, while at the same time encountering a breadth of instruction.
As part of our math curriculum
, students at Le Sallay will develop a strong understanding of numbers theory, beginning with rational numbers and eventually understanding binary notation, which is one of the foundations in computer science. Our mathematicians begin with the fundamentals of geometry and lead the student into trigonometry. Students will master graph theory, along with advanced concepts such as the probabilistic nature of statistical data. We will also explore the game theory, which is the basis of thinking in economics.
Our math curriculum aims to prepare students for success in high school, college, and future career paths. It incorporates the American Common Core, British, IB, and Russian math standards. Thus, students will be fully prepared for standardized testing in their home countries but also become critical thinkers and innovators of our future.
Our study plan includes:
- Science: physics, chemistry, biology
- History and geography
- Art and art history
- English (for foreign and native speakers)
- Other languages (French and Spanish at first, more in the future)
- Additional electives such as creative writing
In accordance with the requirements of students' home countries, additional classes in their native language and national literature and history may be included. There will be tests at the end of each year and at intermediate stages.