Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
Carrollwood Day School prepared a welcome for the “Little Diplomat Exchange Program” to our school starting on January 8th, 2014. This month long program will welcome 11 young Chinese students, their parents and several teachers to our school from Beijing, China.
CDS is excited that these students will have the opportunity to experience Carrollwood Day School and in return that our students will learn about the experiences of school in China. The Chinese students will partake of all of the daily activities of our students. Their teachers will provide support in our classrooms as they are fluent in English and can assist in the translation from Chinese to the English language. CDS believes that as an International Baccalaureate school that it is important to understand and accept cultural differences. This experience will help develop a strong sense of what is required to be successful in our ever-changing international world.
The classes that have visiting students are Toddler, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.
In addition, these classes Unit of Inquiry is about children around the world and having their new friends has sparked the celebration of the Chinese New Year at the end of January.
Carrollwood Day School serves students from 2-years-old through high school from Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Carrollwood Day School stands out as a leader in its mission to educate the whole child and is recognized nationally for its academic excellence and its innovative school-wide emphasis on character development. Carrollwood Day School is the first school in Florida authorized by the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organization to offer all three IB programmes for students in preschool through high school and is the sixth school in the U.S. to achieve this honor. The CDS championship athletic program is one of seven schools in the state recognized in 2007-08 by the FHSAA for exemplary sportsmanship.
Carrollwood Day School is a non-sectarian, co-educational, independent day school accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). CDS admits qualified students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin and is non-discriminatory in all policies and school administered programs.