Bradenton Preparatory Academy
Year Founded: 2009.
Number of students: approx 530.
Number of teachers: 35.
Bradenton Prep Academy (BPA), A GEMS Global Network School is modeled after the highly successful and sought after Dubai American Academy, the only American curriculum school in Dubai rated “outstanding” by the KHDA. At BPA, we benefit from the experience of our sister school in providing outstanding college preparatory educational program in the English language to students from around the world.
Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn. Although our standards-based curriculum focuses on academic achievement, extra and co-curricular activities play an important role in the development of well-rounded students and world citizens.
Bradenton Prep Academy believes that interactions outside the classroom are just as important as the ones inside as they give students opportunity to develop their emotional and social intelligences.
Our program currently runs from KG 1 (4-year olds) to Grade 12.
At Bradenton Prep Academy, we believe:
- All people have unconditional worth and potential;
- Compassion and fairness promotes trust and respect and are best communicated through modeling;
- The school should cultivate imagination and instill an appreciation for learning as a joyful, lifelong pursuit;
- An atmosphere of trust enables children to question, to take risks, to collaborate, to assume responsibility for independent work and to pursue individual interests;
- Significant accomplishments can be achieved through perseverance and hard work;
- That quality education empowers the individual and expands options throughout life, and that educators, students and parents do this by building bridges of trust, communication and common goals;
- That our commitment to advocating, teaching and respecting a diverse student body from cultures throughout the world, fosters peace, justice and global understanding.
An enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students in preschool through grade 12. The curriculum is based on U.S. national standards, the Common Core standards, and best practice research.
The language of instruction is English. Arabic language for native and non-native speakers, and Islamic Education for Muslim students.
The core program emphasizes reading and the language arts, mathematics, science, social studies. Elementary students also receive instruction in health, physical education, computer technology, art, and music. Middle and High school students continue their studies in the core areas and choose from a wide variety of electives including computer technology, visual and performing arts, and world languages.
Instructional objectives are clearly defined in all subject areas, but academic expectations are flexible enough to both support and challenge each individual learner. Homework is an important part of the educational process as a means of reinforcing and reviewing the daily classroom lessons. Instruction in all areas encourages students to grow as creative and critical thinkers, as well as effective communicators. Technology, with Internet access in classrooms and libraries, is integrated throughout our program.
Academically, Bradenton Prep Academy prepares students to meet the challenge of a university education. Beyond academics, Bradenton Prep Academy strives to instill in all students a positive attitude toward lifelong learning, an appreciation for cultural diversity, with higher thinking and problem solving skills necessary to be successful in their future endeavors.
Our Kindergarten Program approach to teaching and learning fosters the development of the whole child through teacher-led small and large group activities and the provision of an environment rich in possibilities and provocations. All children explore, discover and solve problems, individually and as a member of a small group. Through exploration, constructive and creative play as well as conversations, story and song each young learner develops a positive self-concept, along with socialization and readiness skills requisite for a happy and successful school experience. Students of 4 and 5 years learn and apply fundamental skills in reading and mathematics making for an active and stimulating classroom environment and preparing each learner for a seamless transition into our elementary program.
Our Elementary curriculum emphasizes skills in all subject areas and introduces higher level skills to challenge students and stimulate their interests. Our curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning ensure that learning is natural, enjoyable and personally rewarding. Language Arts (reading and writing), math, social studies and science form the basis of study for the classroom.
In the early years, phonics and phonemic awareness (sound/symbol relationships) are the foundation upon which reading is built. Once children grasp the concept and connection between symbols and meaning, sight words are introduced and eventually easy readers. In the upper elementary, literature circles replace the guided reading program for readers and writers who are ready.
In math, the Everyday Math program is our base. Developed at the University of Chicago, Everyday Math teaches students to “think math” and see it in the world around them as opposed to seeing math as a series of calculations and problems. This program promotes mathematical reasoning by introducing math as a language through games and projects that can often be played at home. Although this may be very different from a more traditional approach that parents are familiar with, constant communication between home and school will keep parents apprised of how they can help their children think like a mathematician.
Science and social studies round out the core curriculum by introducing students to content important to their understanding of the natural and human world. The science curriculum spirals content by introducing students to an idea once in a lower grade before drawing on it again for mastery in a higher grade. The social studies program has a modified American focus as we draw on our multi-cultural make up to progressively expand our students’ view of the world (from the family to concepts of democracy and politics).
In addition to the core subjects, students also receive instruction in physical education and health, music, art, Arabic Studies, library science and IT. Our curriculum is essentially traditional, but a school-wide focus on differentiated instructional allows each student to be challenged according to their own ability and readiness within the limits of the program and curricular standards in each area.
The Middle School
The Middle School includes grades 6 through 8. It is based on an enriched American instructional model and provides an environment in which all children can be creative and successful. Bradenton Prep Academy strives to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of middle level students.
Each student is placed with teachers who teach the core curriculum requirements of language arts, mathematics, science, social science, Arabic language for native and non-native speakers, Islamic education for Muslims, and physical education.
Middle School teachers meet regularly to plan integrated units, to discuss student concerns and successes and to coordinate testing, assignments, and homework. Students in grades 6 through 8 participate in elective programs, which include a wide variety of course selections including world languages, art, drama, and information technology.
The High School
The High School serves grades 9 through 12. The curriculum in the high school is an academically challenging American school curriculum. The course of study will lead to a US High School diploma at the end of grade 12.
To help students achieve success, our Counselor will assist students and families while they consider options, make plans and set realistic goals for their academic program at Bradenton Prep Academy. Students take primary responsibility for their own achievement while working in close partnership with school personnel and their families.
In addition, students will be encouraged to participate in the arts, athletics and service-related activities within the school and the wider global community to supplement their academic program. Many important twenty-first century skills, understandings and dispositions are better learned beyond the classroom.
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|Registration Fee:||AED 500 (non-refundable, non-transferrable)|
|Admission Fee:||AED 5,500 (non-refundable, deductible against 1st term fees)|
|Re-Enrolment Fee:||10 % of Tuition (non-refundable, deductible against 1st term fees)|