Who we are
Let us introduce ourselves to you:
Tigrinhos and Golden Tigers are well known and respected schools. Our educational group has 29 years of experience and continues to be a recognized leader in education.
We are on the cutting edge of the movement of providing a challenging student friendly academic curriculum that is set on basic core values.
We seek to stimulate and support the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of our students.
Early childhood and bilingual pre- school
Our professional and loving staff takes excellent care of all our student’s needs so that they will reach their full intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential.
Bilingual Elementary and Middle School
Our school prepares its students to be self-confident, responsible citizens who are ready to meet the challenges of living in our ever changing global society.
To deliver an exceptional multicultural education in a challenging, dynamic and accepting environment that encourages every student to reach their fullest potential by constructively engaging with their community while teaching them to be life-long learners.
To be a reference in shaping conscientious, capable citizens who transform their knowledge into ethical, critical and creative social participation.
What are core beliefs
Six main pillars guide us in how we interact and teach our children. All of them are well grounded and complement each other: "I am! I can!" Philosophy, Bilingual Education, Constructivist Approach, Socio-Affective Education, Multicultural Education and Nutricional Education
Our school follows Dr. Grace Mitchell’s I am I can educational philosophy. It is a dynamic and fluid philosophy that prepares students to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world. It focuses on the child as a whole and considers much more than just intellectual development. It fosters:
In Today’s multicultural world, being bilingual is essential. In our schools students do more than just learn English, they live it. Hearing and speaking English occurs naturally throughout the day.
In Tigrinhos our students have Playgroup where they learn by doing, repeating, mirroring and playing in English. In Golden Tigers the English Program has three distinct and specialized English classes everyday: reading, language arts and English as a foreign language.
Pro active student centered learning
Our students learn by doing hands on activities and studying a wide variety of sources. We do not follow textbooks from one individual company; our students use articles, journals, and primary sources and critically examine what they are studying.
Teachers work with and guide their students making connections between our students and the subject being taught. Each subject teacher also creates their own notebook with all kinds of information, charts, maps and secondary sources they believe their students need.
How do our schools attain their mission’s goals?
• Reduced class size
Our classes have fewer students so the teacher can supervise all their students and give them the attention they deserve. The entire class can work together as well.
• Different forms of evaluation
Testing is just a small part of our grading system. Students are also evaluated on their: class work, homework, group work, presentations and participation in class discussions.
• Families and the community participation
Our curriculum uses outside sources to maximize learning. Parents are invited to participate in sharing their knowledge and experience whenever it can be applied to what the classes are studying. The teacher and students can also invite local experts who can add valuable understanding to what is being studied in class.
Today’s world is complicated and difficult. Throughout their lives our students will have to make difficult life decisions and choices that will affect them and the people around them. Students need more than an excellent academic education they need to develop character and that is why together with our schools’ families we teach values and virtues.
Every month our student advisor picks a different value that our students will study and put into practice. Our advisor holds group discussions and plans specific activities that lead our students to think about each individual value they are studying. Everyone on our campus, from our staff to our students, learns to treat each other with courteous and with respect. After all, everyone learns through experience.
Our world is becoming more and more multicultural. Having the ability to respect and understand other cultures is extremely important. Speaking more than one language is no longer a differential, it has become a necessity. Being bilingual and being able to speak English opens up a world of exciting possibilities; like traveling, living abroad, and working in various countries. That is why our educational group has been offering our students an excellent bilingual education for the past 29 years.
Early childhood and preschool Tigrinhos
Tigrinhos has always offered a multicultural education because every month the kids study a different country. Many of the concepts and skills every age group learns may be organized around a particular country they are studying. The colors, geometric shapes, types of transportation, weather may all come from the country they are learning about. At the end of the month there is a celebration of that country; and all the groups present what they have learned.
The babies are also exposed to English; they hear it being spoken and sung. It is part of their daily routine. The older the kids get, the more they become involved and begin understanding them speaking English. First the students understand, then they follow simple commands, then they mirror and imitate what they understand and finally they speak.
Elementary and Middle School Golden Tigers
In Golden Tigers our students continue their multicultural education and apply it to nearly everything they study.
In history they study various civilizations, in geography they compare the land forms of different countries. They continue to study English as well. In arts they study famous artists from different countries and our Hall of Fame project teaches them about famous people from all over the world.