About LEAP Academy
The benefits of learning a foreign language are numerous, and doing so at an early age leads to a level of mastery far beyond those who get a later start. Language fluency is easier to come by when you start earlier, and the LEAP Academy offers rigorous core academic instruction in English with Spanish as a foreign language exposure as early as preschool. Foreign language instruction is infused with cultural arts to achieve a rigorous, yet enriching, experience for both native English and native Spanish speakers.
Opening in the 2017-18 school year serving grades preschool to third, LEAP Academy currently serves students in preschool through grade six.
LEAP Academy offers:
- Daily exposure to Spanish language and culture to enrich each student’s educational experience.
- Early exposure to Spanish ensures that students are well-prepared to tackle the foreign language high school graduation requirements.
- Integration of fine arts into instruction exposes students to the cultures of Latin America and Spain.
- Small school environment allows a team of highly qualified teachers and caring administrators to build strong ties with students and their families.
- Supportive Community Learning Center delivers resources to students and families during and beyond the traditional school day.
- State-of-the-art technology aids students in learning, while tapping them into cultures around the world.
Learning a Second Language at an Early Age:
- Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
- Encourages more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language and a better ear for listening.
- Improves a student’s understanding of his/her native language.
- Opens the door to other cultures and helps students understand and appreciate people from other countries.
- Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is an asset.
Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC)
LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal, to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.
School Visits and Tours
We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.
Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-1200.