Students at Collegiate American School learn through a technology driven STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education which is based on inquiry, research and integrated experiences.
We follow the U.S. New York State Standards for all subjects, including the NY Common Core for Mathematics and English. These standards provide our students with a rigorous framework that prepares them for life after high school and their studies at university. The NY State Standards in combination with our STEM laboratory provide students with the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students need to be successful in an international setting.
Students are assessed using the Measure of Academic Progress Test (MAP) that provides teachers real-time data as to the individual progress each student makes in language, science, math and English. Additionally, our students participate in the International Benchmark Assessments Tests (IBT) which allows us to compare our students subject knowledge against students throughout the world.
Early years programs are designed with standards from the U.S. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Students interact with materials and their environment in intentional play based ways. Young children are guided to acquire social and academic skills and concepts through stories, inquiry and manipulatives.
Grades 11 and 12 prepare the Collegiate American School student with the skills needed to successfully enter a university, a pre-professional program or the world of work. All graduates will earn a U.S. Diploma and some may also choose to participate in our International Baccalaureate Programme as we are an authorized IB World School. In some cases, based on scheduling and availability, it may be possible to take one or two IB level courses as part of the US diploma.