Kindergarten, 1st to 5th Grade Elementary School Programs

KINDERGARTEN & ELEMENTARY | 5+ Years Old

Full Florida state standard curriculum is taught and enhanced by our teachers to make education fun, interesting and help children maintain a lifelong passion for learning.

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EDUCATION

Education is critical for life success

We believe the early elementary years can setup a child for lifelong success in their schooling. The habits they form and the passion and interest they get in learning about science, math, arts, music, social studies, Spanish, and physical education are as important as to what knowledge and skills they retain.

SCIENCE

Learn through experiments and the scientific method

They experiment with science and learn through the Scientific Method, teaching them how to make an observation, question/hypothesize (what could happen after observing), manipulate an experiment, and analyze (prepares the student to draw a conclusion/solution).

LEARNING

Electronics support rapid learning

Every class is equipped with Smartboards, IPADS, and computers to establish technological understanding and execute electronic learning. IPADS are provided and are automatically supplied with a digital library available for every student to use. Online learning programs most commonly utilized in our academy include Reading Eggs, Read theory, Time for Kids online, ABC Mouse, Brain Pop, and Reflex Math.

ACTIVITY

EXCEPTIONAL EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The fun keeps going in our aftercare program. Extracurricular activities such as ballet, cheer leading, soccer, basketball, and robotics are offered for students to be active physically and mentally. A schedule is followed where students have enough time to eat a snack (included for free in the aftercare tuition), get help on homework, and have recess until the end of dismissal. For an additional fee, tutoring is also provided by our teachers in the school.

SOCIAL

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING ARE IMPORTANT PART OF OUR PROGRAMS​

Cloud9World offers a distinct way for students to learn socially and emotionally. Through this program, students learn the importance of character and the true meaning behind the values of honesty, gratitude, and kindness. Daily recess is also included along with healthy lunches that are free, in addition to breakfast and snack.

Attention

SMALL CLASS SIZES ARE IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE PERSONALIZED ATTENTION​

Signing up for an education with Springview also includes small class sizes for a more personal one-on-one learning experience. There is a low student to teacher ratio giving more attention towards the students and their individual learning needs. Teacher assistants are also readily available to help out wherever is needed.

NO FSA

NO FSA TESTING

While tests are a major part of other schools, at Springview there is no FSA testing. Testing creates an artificial teaching drive that causes some teachers to only “teach to the test” and skip over important information in order to make the test’s deadline. This is not the case nor will it ever be a problem at Springview. It is ensured that our teachers will teach simply for their love of educating our future leaders to establish strong real-world skills, not a simple yes or no answer. There will be testing included in our education, but it will not hinder the learning process and students will not be penalized no matter the outcome. It will also not be a fundamental principle in our program. We believe in creating well-rounded students with optimal knowledge that is taught beyond a singular test.

STEAM

STEAM CURRICULUM

Engineering and math allow students to come up with new and unconventional ways to solve a problem and think critically. They gain knowledge in building and constructing which also leads to the arts.

FAMILY

FAMILY LIKE ENVIRONMENT

At Springview Academy, we cherish offering a family-like environment where all students, parents, and staff can feel comfortable knowing they are all being cared for and welcomed. As a community, we emphasize involvement for our academy’s family members. Our goal is to construct an educational setting that is academic, positive, and enjoyable while also managing respect and gratitude. We look forward to any new faces and known faces alike, that may walk through our humble doors. We are always ready to serve and offer the best at Springview Academy Preparatory. 

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Frequently asked questions

  • Book Bag (no wheels)

Boys:

  • Pack of antibacterial wipes (Clorox wipes)
  • Hand sanitizer

Girls:

  • 1 pack of baby wipes

1 box of tissue paper

All parents who enroll their children at Springview Academy pay an annual supply fee. The supply fees cover all materials for the school year for students ages 1-5th grade.

All students should bring an “emergency” change of clothes.

 

Additionally please write your child’s name on ALL of his/her supplies!

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Students in both the preschool and the upper school must wear a uniform daily.

The uniform for students in the preschool consist of an aqua blue or fuchsia school t-shirt and khaki embroidered shorts. Students enrolled in the upper school must wear a blue, navy or orange school polo and khaki pants or skirt. All students must wear closed toe shoes. In the event that it is cold students may wear a navy school cardigan or plain navy sweater.

Our center uses Preschool2Me, an app that connects parents and the childcare center by providing digital daily reports, pictures and messages. In addition, parents may phone or e-mail us at any time. Parents may also request a parent/teacher meeting. We have an open-door policy, so parents may drop in at any time, but please stop by the office so that we can make sure the visit is not disruptive to the child or the classroom.

We gladly welcome parents to join us for celebrations, birthdays and presentations. A teacher may also ask for parent volunteers to help with an activity. If you would like to participate you may always ask the administration for opportunities. All parents who volunteer in the child’s class must pass a level 2 DCF fingerprint clearance.

Infants nap every day from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

A developmental assessment in conducted annually. In addition, formal assessments are conducted quarterly. These assessments not only help parents to understand where their child is in his or her development, but also what areas can be strengthened. These assessments guide us, as educators, in developing our curriculum so that it matches the needs of the children in the class.

Yes, Springview Academy is accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). In addition, we are also the only Disney Certified Childcare Center in North Dade, Florida.

We take the safety of our campuses very seriously. Our school is assessed for safety by the local police department in addition to having all our teachers and staff have all attended active shooter trainings. In addition, there are multiple security check points:

  • Secured front entry door.
  • Only authorized admittance. Unauthorized persons must wait to be assisted by a staff member.
  • Immediate photo identification on office staff computers as parents and children enter to verify identity.
  • Instant electronic record of your child’s arrival and departure.
  • Computerized record of all individuals authorized to pick up your child.
  • Security cameras throughout to ensure safety.
  • Keypad system for access to the school.

You must give a minimum one month’s notice if you intend to withdraw your child from school, and partial months of attendance must be paid in full.

All students should bring an “emergency” change of clothes. Children who are not potty trained should also bring diapers and wipes as needed.

Our school is open from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Every single staff member at Springview Academy is First Aid and CPR certified.

Our preschool is an Early Learning Coalition provider and accepts their School Readiness and VPK program. Our Upper School accepts the Step Up for Students Scholarship, McKay Scholarship and Hope Scholarship. Co-pays may apply.

To keep our children, their families and our staff healthy, we require that any child with a fever, vomiting or contagious disease be kept at home. We ask that children go fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students with contagious diseases must bring a clearance letter from the doctor upon their return to school.

We hope you do! We encourage you to visit while the program is in session to get the full experience. We offer individual tours during the day as well as one Open House in the beginning of the school year.

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Jocelyne Sanchez

Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Sanchez has been involved in early childhood education since the young age of 14. She joined Springview Academy as an afterschool teacher in 2014. She studied and worked her way up to a teacher assistant, then a VPK teacher and now a Kindergarten teacher. She enjoys that she gets to spend each day helping students unravel their uniqueness and feels she has the best job in the world. In her own words “I can’t imagine doing anything else”. When she isn’t molding young minds she likes to travel, craft and read.

Kelley Camacho

First Grade Teacher

Ms. Camacho joined Springview Academy in 2016 as a First-Grade teacher. Her love of teaching was ignited in 2012 when she was an afterschool teacher and a teacher assistant for Dade County Public Schools. She has a degree in Elementary Education and enjoys exercising, cooking and traveling.

Stacey Caro

Second Grade Teacher

Ms. Caro has been teaching in the private school sector for 3 years and has been at Springview Academy since 2017. She has a degree in nursing but wouldn’t trade teaching for the world. She loves being a 2nd Grade because of all the exploring, learning, and fun they get to have! She is married to her junior high sweetheart and they have 3 kids. She spends most of her free time crafting and cheering on her sons in baseball.

Alyssa Hernandez

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher

This is the second school year that Ms. Hernandez is part of the Springview Academy family. She is a 3rd/4th grade teacher and is very excited to continue her journey at our school. She recently graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She has always known that she wanted to be a teacher. She believes that teaching should be one’s passion and has looked forward to becoming an educator since she was a little girl. She loves to go out to dinner and shop with her 2-year-old daughter.

Dorothy Acosta-Hays

Art/Music Teacher

Ms. Hays has been an art teacher for over 25 years. Her love of art became obvious when she was a high school student and she would be commissioned by her teachers to draw or paint pictures for the school’s bulletin boards. She feels group interaction and cooperation are vital for student development and strives to teach students social skills while applying to art as well as everyday living. In addition to being an art teacher she is a practicing artist and has been commissioned to paint portraits for people.

Catalina Porto

Spanish Teacher

Ms. Porto first ventured into teaching in 1977 when she received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish education. Since then she has taught student’s in grades K-12 how to speak, read and write in Spanish. She loves to hear her bilingual students communicate with her. In her time off she likes to spend time with her grandchildren.

Gabriella Redondo

First Grade Teacher Assistant

This is Gabriella’s first year at Springview Academy. She is a student at Miami Dade College majoring in psychology and hopes to attend law school. She has been working in a school setting since she was 17 years old. She likes to dance, spend time with her dog Luke and watch makeup tutorials.

Alexandra Sarmiento

Aftercare Director

Ms. Alex joined Springview Academy in 2017 as a summer camp and afterschool counselor. She is a nursing student at Miami Dade College and loves her job because she likes seeing the student’s grow from year to year. She has great communication with the parents and her afterschool staff. She enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with friends and family.

Margye Cayon

Afterschool Teacher

Margye Cayon also joined the Springview Academy last year as an aftercare teacher. She is a psychology student at St. Thomas University and loves to work with kids. She likes to volunteer her time to those in need, go to the gym and eat on her time off.

Nicole Ballestas

Afterschool Teacher

Nicole Ballestres began working and volunteering with young children when she was 15 years old in her high school’s childcare center. In 2017, she started working for Springview Academy as an after-school teacher. She enjoys helping students with their homework and hearing about their day. She is a health science major at Miami Dade College and one day hopes to work in the medical field.

Karen Morales

Kindergarten

Ms. Morales joined Springview Academy this year. Prior to being a Kindergarten teacher, she worked as a First-Grade teacher for 2 years in a private school. She loves the energy Kindergarteners bring into the classroom; their inquisitiveness makes her want to go and teach them, and push them harder. When she is not teaching inquiring minds she likes to read, craft and travel.

Meryen Alfonso

First Grade

Ms. Alfonso is a first-year teacher with a degree in Elementary Education. Prior to being an educator, she was a volunteer in a non-profit organization working with children ages 0-5. At a young age she realized teaching was her calling and purpose, seeing children’s different ways of learning and interacting was her dream come true.  She spends her free time volunteering and helping those in need at her church.

Bernice Del Valle

Second Grade

Ms. Del Valle was born in Chicago. Later in life she moved to Puerto Rico where she studied and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching at the elementary level for 18 years and has been at Springview Academy since 2017. She loves teaching because she gets to contribute and see the children mature and grow into students that love to learn. She is married and has two adult children.

Jeissevette Del Barro

Third Grade

Ms. Del Barro is a third-year teacher but this is her first-year teaching third grade. She has a degree in exceptional education and loves the challenge of having an inclusion class. The main reason she loves teaching is because she gets to inspire students not only academically but also personally. She is married and has an infant boy who also attends Springview Academy.

Milagros Santi

Fourth Grade

Ms. Santi has been at Springview Academy of Hialeah since 2015. She has been in the education field for 10 years and started out as a volunteer in a kindergarten class. Her passion for teaching grew when she became a paraprofessional for autistic students. She loves teaching because it allows her to be part of a child’s life and contribute to the wellbeing of their future.  She says, “teaching and engaging with my students gives me the most gratification feeling in life.” Ms. Santi has two daughters, on of whom is studying elementary education as well.

krystal diaz

Krystal Diaz

Resource and Enrichment Teacher

Ms. Diaz was a Kindergarten teacher at our school before transitioning into the resource and enrichment teacher position. She has a degree in Exceptional Education and has 5 years classroom experience. Ms. Diaz’s innovative, hands on approach to education helps her connect with all her students and their learning styles. When Ms. Diaz is not in the classroom she can be found coaching the Springview Academy cheerleading team, cooking or dancing.

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