Our Enhancement Program is designed to be safe, fun and enriching in many ways for our young students.
Our aim at The Biltmore School is to offer more than just the classroom education to your kids.
Every child is gifted in his or her own way; our curricula at The Biltmore School focuses on encouraging unique talents while developing all intelligence areas. Opportunities for the child to grow emotionally, physically and intellectually are provided through daily classroom experiences as well as extracurricular activities and events.
Whether your child is an athlete, a dancer, an artist, etc., we develop intelligence throughout. You can register your kids for any activity or program we offer, please visit our Activities and Summer Camp pages for more details.
Our curricula focuses on encouraging unique talents and developing all intelligence areas in our students.
Going Beyond Classroom Teachings
We believe that learning does not only take place in the classroom. Our students at The Biltmore School are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities which allow them to interact with other kids and adults, develop additional skills and pursue personal interests. Modern Dance is a physically and mentally challenging extracurricular activity. Being a part of this form of art, our young ladies grow confidence and inspire each other to work harder.
Learning does not only take place in the classroom.
Assessment is essential to all teaching and learning. The prime objective of assessment in the PYP is to inform and evaluate the learning process.
Assessment involves the gathering and analysis of information about student performance and is designed to inform practice.It identifies what students know, understand, can do, and feel at different stages in the learning process.
Students and teachers should be actively engaged in assessing the students’ progress as part of the development of critical thinking and self-assessment skills. The PYP values assessing the process of inquiry, as well as, the products of inquiry.
Assessment at The Biltmore School provides information through its diagnostic, formative, and summative components. Assessment is ongoing, authentic, varied, and purposeful.
It is a collaborative and informative process that involves students, families, teachers and community. Instructional and curricular decision making is driven by our assessments.
Purpose of Assessments
- The purpose of assessment is to inform and involve students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Effective assessments ensure that:
- Students are an active part of the learning process through reflection and demonstration of their understanding.
- Teachers can guide their instruction and to communicate progress with students and families.
- Parents can see evidence of their child’s learning and development, while supporting and celebrating their child’s learning.
- Administrators can build a sense of community within the school and communicate the school’s progress.
- Teachers will use multiple forms of formative assessment which may include, but not limited to: homework, classwork, exit slips, student observations, agree/disagree, graphic organizers, thinking routines, and quizzes.
- Formative assessment is a part of the learning process and is used to provide timely feedback to master necessary skills and concepts in preparation for the summative assessment task.
- Formative assessments allow teachers to gauge student progress toward meeting the IB standards.
Teachers will use a variety of summative assessment tasks which may include tests, essays, presentations and a variety of projects. Our accrediting bodies require the measurement of student progress on standardized assessments, which is fulfilled by the administration of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth.
Assessment of the essential elements of the PYP
- The five essential elements of the PYP are assessed through the units of inquiry and are recorded on the planner for each unit.
- Knowledge: Assessment of the knowledge learned in each unit is done through the summative assessment. It reflects an understanding of the central idea.
- Skills, concepts, and attitudes: Each unit provides opportunities for different skills, concepts, and attitudes. Reflection on growth in these areas is recorded on the planners and selfassessments are done by the students.
- Action: Student actions that are initiated beyond the scope of the unit are recorded on the planner.
- Performance assessment
- Process-focused assessment
- Open-ended tasks
- Student reflections
- SCHOOL-WIDE ASSESSMENT TOOLS
- Anecdotal records
- Student-led conferences
What Sets us Apart ?
- Operating for over 90 years
- Elite school
- Offers International Baccalaureate Program
- Child-centered approach
- A wide range of activities
- Age and developmentally appropriate teaching techniques
- Highly qualified, professional and reliable staff