OUR BEST SERVICES FOR YOUR KIDS
Due to our unique location and our closeness to student’s homes, parents are able to bring lunch to school every day. Nevertheless, students have the option to buy snacks at school.
Selected students from 1st to 9th grade, receive reinforcement classes from Monday through Thursday.
Students and teachers make use of the Zamorano facilities, including the sports areas (basketball, baseball, softball and tennis courts, soccer field and swimming pool), labs, echo trails, biological reserve area Uyuca, library, and any other open places.
With the purpose of engaging children and bringing them out of their routines, every grade has educational field trips to places outside Zamorano´s campus. This way, we assure that students may have the opportunity for meaningful educational experiences.
ABSS students can be part of any extracurricular classes such as: Sports (soccer, biking, swimming, traditional games), music (piano, guitar, choir, and band), art, theatre, folkloric and contemporary dance. All classes are given for free and there is a limit of 20 students per class.
There are two libraries. One for preschool and elementary, and one for middle and high school. Once a week, every class has an hour of library. This is a way to promote reading skills and learn to appreciate a good story books. In this time they are aloud to check out books to read at home.
Youth development after school existed here before we adopted the 4H model. And now that we are transitioning to the 4H model both primary and secondary students will be served better; the model further develops life skills, empowerment, ownership, leadership, responsibility, and citizenship. Learning by doing is one part of our school´s mission and this echoes the 4H motto. We have seven 4H clubs: music, dance, sports, theatre, environment, World Food Prize, gardening and art.
School gardening provides children with opportunities to gain extra outdoor exercise while teaching them useful development skills. Children are able to learn the importance of planting, eating healthy food like vegetables and fruits, they also learn to take care of water and recycle materials for the garden.
World Food Prize
The World Food Prize at Alison Bixby Stone School is one of the 4H clubs on campus. Students take the challenge to become a hunger fighter and a voice for people in need around the world. Students research issues they care about, write an essay and propose their ideas to solve these grand challenges.
TEACHER AND STAFF
“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”