Our Special Features

  • Age-appropriate class sizes with an adult-child ratio that provides for close-adult guidance and supervision
     
  • Decentralized classrooms with interest centers and work/play areas e.g. block area, reading, and writing centers, science corner
     
  • An integrated curriculum that maximizes social studies as the core through unifying themes and units of study about people and the environment – past, present, future
     
  • COLF applies the Multiple Intelligences Framework developed by Dr. Howard Gardner and other developmental theories in curriculum development and evaluation of student’s learning
     
  • Individualized assessment and evaluation procedures that provide qualitative information about children’s development and learning experiences within a year
     
  • “Hands-on” mathematics and science programs that apply innovative, research-based principles of teaching for all age-levels that emphasize problem solving and the understanding of basic concepts instead of just memorizing facts and figures
     
  • Our approach to teaching throughout the early childhood and elementary grades combine time-tested methods (e.g. phonics, sight reading) with more innovative, experience and literature-based approach to the teaching of reading and writing (e.g. the whole language approach)
     
  • Close collaboration between parents, teachers and school administrations is integral to our approach
     
  • Our Music and Movement program and Media education programs are integrated within the school curriculum and considered as essential to children’s learning and development.