At Greenfield College, we believe that good education is the outcome of a holistic and effective teaching.
Our mission is to shape up our children’s personality and bring up a creative, critical thinker and an open-minded citizen, aware of their duties and rights, and respectful of other cultures and opinions. Through our project-based learning (PBL), students discover and develop their talents, and build their knowledge in a challenging and caring environment, where making use of information is more valuable than simply memorizing it. Our broad goal is giving our students the skills they need to succeed in the future, in this ever-changing world, and helping them develop the confidence to practice those skills.
Our preschoolers today are the children of Generation Alpha. A generation born with a “tech-thumb”; highly immersed with the most dazzling technologies that changed the world and the human life. For those students who face today a very different world to the one their parents inherited, we provide a modern education system through a student-centered curriculum and interdisciplinary method with flexible learning outcomes; taking into account the learning style of each student.
Pupils work on at least 5 projects over the school year. The academic team chooses age-appropriate projects according to today’s children interests, then designs authentic learning experiences and hands-on activities that help the students achieve their academic goals and develop their skills in the five domains of learning and development: language, sports, arts, mathematics, and sciences.
The Preschool Department has French and English sections, and 4 academic levels for children aged 2 to 6 years. The department is made up of learner-centered classrooms, outdoor playground, library, music room, kitchen, and PE room.
Each class is divided into centers, and has 2 Classroom Teachers (CT) and a number of students not exceeding 20.
Inside our classrooms, the work is similar to that in a factory: small groups working independently in different centers to accomplish a given task, students reading individually and inquiring about a topic, others communicating and cooperating with each other to share their work or to provide assistance and help...
Having talked above about our “Alpha Gen” students, we would like to highlight our 21st century teachers’ role in facilitating and monitoring the learning process and in choosing the best formative assessment tools to keep track of the students’ progress for purposes of making instructional decisions and giving feedback about their achievements.
Our educational staff is well trained and highly qualified to assume the responsibility of:
Research has proven that cognitive development is influenced by the social environment during early childhood; knowing that social environment includes, but is not limited to, the school and family.
Therefore, we attach great importance to maintaining strong and reciprocal relationship between us and the parents whose role is to contribute to the child’s education and complete what the school does, at the same pace.
As parents, the quality time you invest in nurturing your children shows up in their positive development and growth. The more you believe in your children and give them freedom within a fostering, supportive and encouraging environment, the more they trust their abilities and unleash their creativity.
You can contribute to your children’s learning by:
Furthermore, learning in our college is not confined to the school walls or timetable. Field trips are a basic and integral component of our curriculum, where students leave their classrooms and go often on trips to discover the connections between what they learn within the school walls and what is happening in their real-world. These activities help the students build a meaningful knowledge and use it effectively instead of memorizing it, in order to solve some problems in their surrounding environment.