FAQs About Our Preschool Education (Infant-VPK), Private School (K-7th Grade) and Before & After School Camp Activities in Port St. Lucie at both of our schools.
We take great pride in the high quality of childcare and preschool education, private school education (K-7th Grade) offered at the Ivy League Academy in Port St. Lucie. Below is a selection of frequently asked questions regarding the ILA. If you find your questions are not answered below, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
What Kind of Security Does Ivy League Academy Provide for our Students?
To help keep our students safe, Ivy League Academy has a coded access entry into our facility. Closed-circuit cameras in each classroom, playground, parking and other areas to provide for additional supervision and security. We require written permission from a parent/guardian for us to release a student for pick up by family members or friends. Whether your child is with us for preschool, private school, before and after-school, or camp activities in Port St. Lucie, you can rest assured that our security measures are keeping them safe.
What Ages of Children Do You Provide Programs For?
The Ivy League Academy offer programs for children ages six weeks (Infant) to Preschool (Voluntary Pre-kindergarten), Private School (K-7th grade) and before and after-school age, Winter, Spring & Summer Camps as well as Summer School.
What are Ivy League Academy’s hours of operations?
The Ivy League Academy in Port St Lucie is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm, in our Preschool Program and 8:00 am – 6:00pm in the Private School Program! Ivy League Academy is open year-round.
When is Ivy League Academy Closed?
The Ivy League Academy in Port St Lucie is closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, in addition to the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
The Ivy League Academy academic programs (Florida VPK, and Private School (K-7th Grade) operate on a school year calendar. On some days we are open for childcare, fun-day, or drop-in care for after school activities but not for Private School. We offer summer, winter and spring camp for all children ages three and up.
Does Ivy League Academy Offer Part-Time Programs?
The Ivy League Academy offers full-time, part-time, flexible VPK wrap-around, extended day, and drop-in programs to provide added flexibility and options for our preschool families. Private School does not have a part-time program.
What Is the Philosophy of Ivy League Academy?
Whether your child is with us for preschool education (infant – preschool and VPK), or our Private School (K– 7th Grade). Maybe you only need before & after school activities in Port St. Lucie. The Ivy League Academy provides developmentally appropriate education, with an emphasis on health and wellness, and combines play and traditional learning methods to lay the foundation for a successful educational career. We provide support and learning to encourage each child’s social development to help them become confident, responsible, well-rounded, and compassionate citizens. Our program is designed to introduce and expand on numerous subjects such as Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art and Music. The daily schedule in each classroom allows for large group, small group, and individual activities in order to build each child’s social and educational skills.
Ivy League Preschool Academy is an Accredited Program through A.P.P.L.E. (Accredited Professional Preschool Environment) and a State of Florida Gold Seal Quality of Care school.
What Does Ivy League Academy’s Curriculum Include?
Our preschool age students (Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors) use Houghton Mifflin & Harcourt Pre-K curriculum. A State of Florida Approved Curriculum with VPK Standards embedded and Art, Math, Music and Movement, Science, Social Studies, Sign Language, Large and Small Motor Development.
Our youngest learner’s use a high-quality curriculum for children in child care, daycare or preschool education for age’s birth through five from High Reach Learning, providing many opportunities for active exploration, creating powerful and positive interactions for learning.
Ivy League Academy understands the challenges of continually thinking of fresh, new ideas that are developmentally appropriate, meet a full range of required standards, and will interest and inspire your children.
All of our curriculum programs provide easy-to-follow learning explorations for a broad range of engaging topics.
In addition, High Reach Learning curriculum provided by Ivy League Academy also includes essential, coordinating classroom support materials for a truly integrated experience.
The Private School Program (Kindergarten – 7th Grade) will offer a low student to teacher ratio (lower than the public schools), NO Teacher Work Days, or Early Release Days to worry about. The curriculum will focus on the New Standards of Education the State of Florida are changing over too. Forty states have already changed over to this standard.
What Are the Qualifications of Ivy League Academy Teachers?
Every member of our qualified and dedicated staff participates in ongoing professional development in the field of Early Childhood Education. Our teachers are trained in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Prevention, and Communicable Disease Prevention. Each classroom is staffed with a credentialed teacher who has experience. Private School (K-7th grade) have a degree in education.
Does Ivy League Academy Have an Open-Door Policy?
Yes! Ivy League Academy welcomes, and encourages, our families to come and go as they please. You’re welcomed to join us for lunch, volunteer in the classroom, stop by for a quick visit, pick-up and drop-off around a doctor’s appointment, etc. Want to participate in some after school activities with your child? We encourage it!
What Is Ivy League Academy’s Illness Policy?
Ivy League Academy takes illness very seriously and looks at every case individually. While we’re not doctors, the staff at Ivy League Academy in Port St. Lucie have been trained to look for signs of illness in order to help keep all of our students, staff, and their families as safe, happy, and healthy as possible. In the event that your child becomes ill during the day, and this illness meets exclusion criteria, you will be contacted for immediate pick up. We ask that your child remain out of the program until they have been symptom free for at least 24 hours or with a doctor’s note verifying that they the ill child is not contagious and is able to participate in all daily activities. We ask that you keep us posted on illnesses your child may experience to warn other parents of possible exposure. (Anonymity will be maintained for the ill child). We trust that parents will make the right choice to keep their child home when ill but reserve the right to send a child home in the event that we fear the risk of exposure to other students. (See our Family Policy).
How Does Ivy League Academy Keep Things Clean and Sanitized?
The Ivy League Academy works hard to ensure a clean, healthy environment for all of our students. We do all of our cleaning in house to ensure that proper sanitation of toys, furniture, etc. is maintained. We take great pride in our proven track record limiting the spread of illnesses.
How Do Snacks and Meals Work at Ivy League Academy??
Ivy League Academy provides a healthy Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon snack for each student’s consisting of items such as fruit, vegetables, crackers, pretzels, etc. in addition to milk. Ivy League Academy provides infants with formula and developmentally appropriate meals. All of our meals are included in all of our preschool education, and Private School Education (K-7th Grade) before & after school, and camp activities programs.
Does Ivy League Academy Have A Playground?
Yes. Ivy League Academy offers outdoor play areas. Students in our programs have scheduled outside time daily and when they are unable to go outside they’re able to play in our large classrooms. The playground area is divided by a fence for the younger and older students. Private School students have a large playground area and sport field.
How Do I Know What My Child’s Doing Each Day?
Everyday each child has a daily sheet completed electronically and sent via email home in the evening with parents. It includes information about your child’s day, reminders, special event etc. Parents and teachers also have the opportunity to talk to their child’s teacher at pick up and drop off daily. Phones are located in every classroom, although we ask that calls remain quick as the teachers’ primary focus must be care and attention for our students. The office staff is available by phone, e-mail, or drop in conversations daily. Private School Students receive grade reports every marking period via email.
Does Ivy League Academy Participate in Any Developmental Screenings or Provide Any Other Assessments?
Depending on the age group of your child, progress reports are completed quarterly or semi-annually to keep you informed of your child’s progress. The VPK students in our preschool education programs will be assessed with parent meetings after each assessment. Voluntary, ongoing, developmental screenings are also completed with the parents help. Parent/teacher conferences are available anytime, upon request, or at scheduled times each year. Ivy League Academy works hard to function as an extension of the family unit. Private School performs assessment’s three times a year to review student growth and provide teachers information on where the student needs the most help.
What Are the Rates at Ivy League Academy?
We’d love to share our program rates with you, but as we often have enrollment specials and customize plans to fit your needs, we ask that you contact our center for more information. We would also love to show you around our preschool center and Private School to talk with you about your student’s needs, so you can see the value Ivy League Academy offers! The Florida VPK program is FREE!
The Private School Program has Scholarships available for a FREE education.
What Extra Activities Can Children Participate in At Ivy League Academy?
Ivy League Academy offers, Winter, Spring and Summer Camp programs we have family outings at the school functions each year, such as our Spring Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade and Winter Holiday event. We also have several after school activities your child can participate in.
Do You Offer Any Other Services to Families?
We are contracted with the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie and Martin counties for School Readiness and VPK Programs. Ivy League Academy is the Operation Military Child Care Provider and Child Care Aware provider for children of deployed Servicemen and women. Grandparents caring for children of deployed servicemen and women can also participate in the program. Ivy League Academy’s Private School Program (K-7th grade) offers the Step up for Students, Gardiner and McKay scholarship programs for FREE tuition.
Why Should I Choose Ivy League Academy for My Child?
Ivy League Academy provides the highest quality care and education focused on health and wellness! We know our students will gain a strong foundation for learning from our preschool education and V.P.K. Program. This foundation will continue in our State of Art Private School (K-7th grade) located in Port St. Lucie.
We work hard to create relationships with our parents to help individually create a learning environment where they can feel comfortable and confident that your children are being cared for in the best possible place. We are not a chain or franchise, we are privately owned and operated, and with daily oversight by our owner. Our programs at Ivy League l Academy are designed to meet your family’s needs and make sure that our students are more than prepared to be competitive in their future schooling, be active and healthy, and most importantly create fond memories of just being a kid.