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Notes for Prospective Students
- Picture yourself for a moment as your child's teacher, is there
one lesson plan, especially in the critical lower elementary grades
that is going to be right for every child.
Not too hard, not too
easy, and paced just right.
Of course not, you need multiple lesson
plans to challenge all the children in the class.
Most classes have
3 levels of instruction; some have up to 6 distinct lesson plans
spanning several grade levels of instruction.
Classes are grouped by children of the same age for a
well-rounded and balanced social, emotional and educational
Nysmith does not believe in a lot of rote memorization.
Nysmith does not believe in a lot of repetition in the
Nysmith does not believe in a lot of homework
Children learn best by hands on exploration
Our curriculum is designed to be entertaining, interactive as
well as educational.
If it is fun, the children will learn.
Teaching emphasizes academic skills, analytical problem
solving, communication and social skills.
Students are encouraged to solve problems in different ways to
develop their imagination and creativity.
Nysmith groups students by age but lets them roam over 3-4
years of grade level in curriculum based on their abilities.
Small classes with an average student/teacher ratio of 9:1 and
2 teachers per class help students get the most out of specialized
Nysmith is able to accelerate curriculum to meet the needs of