We choose Shanghai Second reformed curriculum, combined with PYP previous education system in IB and Eight Intelligence Theory of California Ivy Kindergarten. We make sure that students can learn in a bilingual circumstance. We offer native Chinese and English teachers. Each class will be equipped with assistants and child-care workers, including 4 teachers, 1 Chinese teacher, 1 foreign teacher, 1 assistant teacher and 1 child-care worker. In the class for 2-6 years old students, we will teach them study and through lively activities. In the class for 5-6 years old students, students will learn through a relatively formal teaching mode so that they can be better ready for future education.
It is our education philosophy to develop Innovative Vigorous Children. Our philosophy is to offer holistic education. We aim to dig into students’ potential through Six Intelligence Theory and Four IVY Core Values . We inherit California Ivy Kindergarten’s more than 30 years’ education ideas and choose PYP previous education system for a successful education. Furthermore, we have special designed teaching area and student focused environment. We believe that our school is always your first choice.
Shanghai Ivy Kindergarten works closely with California Ivy Kindergarten. As the overseas extension of California Ivy Kindergarten, Shanghai Ivy Kindergarten can share their educational resources and get guidance from them. Through exchanging teaching staffs and visiting each other’s campus, we can become an unique, vigorous and international education institution. We are tightly connected with other extensions of California Ivy Kindergarten in curriculum, uniforms, title, language and other layout. Our Expert Consultative Committee contains representatives from California Ivy Kindergarten. And our education mode adopts their education philosophy.
All the teachers have qualifications and degrees on preschool education. In order to provide a good bilingual teaching environment, we hire Chinese and English native speakers. Furthermore, they agree with IVY’s values , concepts and teaching mode.
We offer curriculum based on different topics. Through learning different topics, students’ skills can be developed. The development of body, society and affection, communication and language are three main areas of the core of our curriculum. At the same time, we focus on students’ mathematics, speaking, writing, performing, art designing and other special area developments. Through making specific study plans, different needs and habits of the students can be satisfied.
We put study in the first place when designing and regulating our facilities. We make sure that each student can get guidance from the teachers and can choose different learning areas. We put students’ need into consideration and help to arouse their initiatives. Students can have more indoor and outdoor learning areas.
We have classrooms, role and play areas, reading areas, game areas, STEM areas, living areas, indoor multi-functional activity room, music and art areas and outdoor activity areas. Furthermore, we offer canteen and library. Outdoor design makes sure that students can not only exercise freely but also work actively. Students of different ages have different spaces to enjoy their growth. We also set plant corner, story corner, imagination corner, sand and water corner, music corner and lawns for entertainment. In Shanghai Ivy Kindergarten, children can enjoy happy childhood!
School life begins at 8:00 in the morning. It is found that kids think the most actively in the morning and it is the best time for them to explore knowledge after a night’s relaxation. Students have various school activities every day. We offer well designed curriculum schedule to make sure that students can move freely and experience distinctive study areas. According to different learning topics, students will attend a series of activities led by the teachers and by themselves. Each student has his own fixed classroom, teaching assistant and nursery worker. Chinese and English teachers will give classes on different time period to make sure students can study in a 50/50 Chinese and English language environment.
● 2岁：1.5小时午睡 + 11小时夜间睡眠
● 3岁：0-45分钟午睡 + 12小时夜间睡眠
Parents should help students better prepare before going to school. One of the key points is to help them form a good sleep habit.
2 years old: 1.5 hours afternoon nap + 11 hours night sleep
3 years old: 0-45 minutes afternoon nap + 12 hours night sleep
4 years old: 11.5 hours night sleep
5 years old: 11 hours night sleep
If babies do not have enough time for sleep, they will get emotional which will influence their school life. Parents should make a good plan for babies’ relaxation so that they can grow up well. In order to form a good sleeping habit, we recommend that babies have already got a shower, listened to the stories and calmed down for their sleep before 18:30pm to 19:00 pm. Then they will wake up naturally next morning and get ready for a new day’s challenge. We strongly advise you to form such a habit for your kids to seize good opportunities.
Furthermore, parents should make sure that your babies can walk by themselves. For healthy babies, it is unnecessary to hold them in your arms all the time because this is harmful for them to form their sense of independence. We hope to see that you can hold your babies’ hands and walk together in our school. Then you can give your babies a smile and good bye. We don’t hope to see that you and your baby separate sadly. Parents all hope that their babies grow up slowly, however, independence is so vital for the babies. Parents should know how to let your babies learn to be independent in a proper way. And we want you to pay attention that parents here means babies’ parents, grandparents, and other relatives.
We keep records for children in baby class, junior class and middle class. Based on PYP previous education curriculum evaluation system, we will evaluate students’ progress through eight study development aspects. Before they go to senior class, they should make huge progress and be ready for much more formal education. In the senior class, they will have more specific goals in language, reading and mathematics.
Our teacher-student ratio:
Chinese & Foreign teacher
Every student is allocated with a specific teacher or assistant. Besides, we have extra care from child-care workers. At the beginning, there will be one child-care worker for two senior classes to train students’ independence. In this way, students can be ready for their next study period.
We will help students to enter Shanghai bilingual school or prepare all the materials needed for students to enter Shanghai international school. IVY will offer special courses to connect kindergarten with primary school to help students enter schools with IB courses.
Parents can browse our website www.ivy-china.com or follow our wechat official account“上海常青藤幼儿园” to apply for school, pay the test fee or make reservation for School Open Day. If there are not enough places, you can wait in line. So we strongly recommend you to make applications as soon as possible.
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Reference: requirements of entering Shanghai kindergarten in 2017(subject to regulation of Board of Education)：
Students with Shanghai Hukou; student keeps shanghai temporary residence permit; father or mother keeps Shanghai residence permit (persistent effectiveness) and the student is from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan or has foreign passport. Shanghai Ivy Kindergarten will interview students and the parents.
After application for class, of there is still place for students, IVY will organize bilingual interview with students. Our principal will also talk to parents face to face. If the student passes the interview, IVY will send offer letter to parents.
School life begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:10pm. After school, parents can choose afterschool courses freely, which begins at 4:14pm to 5:00pm.
Principal and vice principal of Academic Department will evaluate students’ comprehensive development level. Considering elements like male-female ratio, they will divide students into different suitable classes.
Yes, it is required to wear uniforms