Mission   and  Philosophy

          

East Point Academy and Sunbeams Bilingual Academy help students construct their own knowledge by providing appropriate programming which includes a learning environment that stimulates the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children and prepares them for success in the academic and social environment.

East Point Academy and Sunbeams Bilingual Academy are developed to provide an affordable, stimulating environment while nurturing language and academic skills for all of its students.

The philosophy of our school is the belief that all children should have the opportunity to grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential. We recognize and accept each child as a unique individual with their own strengths and weaknesses, having their own rate of growth and development.

To assist all children in achieving their potential, our educational team is committed to knowing the children individually, how they grow, feel and interact, which then enables the teaching team to plan appropriate experiences and curriculum.

From this philosophy, the following goals have been established for our program:

  • To assist the child in acquiring speaking (expressive) and listening (receptive) skills necessary for thinking and solving problems.

  • To assist the child in developing visual discrimination and auditory perception (sensory-perceptual) skills necessary for interpreting the world around them.

  • To assist the child in developing large (gross) and small (fine) motor skills necessary for maximum participation in the physical aspects of life.

  • To assist the child in acquiring self-care (interpersonal) skills necessary for achieving independence and emotional security.

  • To assist the child in acquiring academic skills and knowledge in areas such as sciences, social studies, English, Spanish and mathematics.

 

During the process of achieving these goals, each child has the opportunity to be an active participant in achieving positive attitudes toward himself/herself, towards learning, towards others, and towards his/her environment.