Academics

Services & Programs Provided

Infants - Birth to 15 months

Toddlers - 15 months to 3 years

Pre-School - Ages 3 to 5
(Depending on child's development)

Primary Class - Ages 4 years to 6 years
(Depending on child's development)

Secondary Class - Grades 1 to 4

Junior Class - Grades 4 to 6

After-School - an extended day program

Summer Camp - 4 (two week) sessions


Infants

The curriculum for the Early Childhood program is rooted in the mastery of eight basic developmental skills areas:

Gross Motor - Developing the use of large muscles in arms and legs through dance, play, drumming etc..

Fine Motor - Developing the small muscles in hands and fingers for grasping and holding small objects with manipulation games, painting and puzzles.

Language - Developing the use of voice and vocabulary through songs, stories and small & large group discussions.

Cognitive - Developing mental ability to reason, understand and remember through games, question and answer sessions and story time activities.

Art - Developing and encouraging creative self-expression through art, music and dance activities.

Science - Developing concept awareness through learning about the environment, temperature, animals, the solar system and culinary science.

Mathematics - Developing concept awareness though stories, songs and games that focus on number recognition, number order and basic counting skills.

Community and Social Interaction - Developing positive play and social skills through the use of toys and games that encourage group interaction as well as dramatic play. Instruction in these skill areas is tailored to the respective developmental and social needs of Infant, Toddler and Preschool children.


Toddler Class

The toddler program is structured to help children develop a positive self-image, and world-view. Our staff will continue to help the child establish a strong concept of themselves and their surroundings.The program is designed to establish rudiments of language and self-expression through physical and sensory stimulation with playtime, art projects, music lessons, and exposure to nature, animals, and peer-play or interactivity.


Primary / Preschool Program

Preschool Program-Children between Ages 2.9 to 5 years.

These children are surrounded by warmth and love, especially when outside the home. We impress upon children our love for them and the importance of their love for themselves and each other.

Our Primary Program is designed to be developmentally appropriate for the intellectual, academic, and emotional needs of Preschool aged children and is designed to prepare them for a readiness to enter kindergarten.

Play acting, storytelling, call and response and drama all play a vital role in learning and engaging children within this age group.


Secondary / Transitional Class

Children between Ages 4 to 6 years are encouraged to investigate their world through drawing, hands on science and math projects, and expressive writing assignments.

Paige Academy introduces the skills needed to begin reading and understanding the fundamental rudiments of counting and mathematics.

Play acting, storytelling, call and response and drama all play a vital role in learning and engaging children within this age group.

Our approach to education enables children to understand:

  • External Environment: How and why do I share my space, my toys and myself with other children? How can two children share one cookie, or play with one ball or ride one car?
  • Atmospheric Environment: What are the various weather conditions? Why and when do I wear different clothing for specific weather conditions?
  • Simple Laws of Physics: How can I move a particular object from here to there? How to engage body motion and plan of action?
  • Observation and Expression: How can I describe my needs to others so that they are understood? How can I understand what is described to me? How can I act on what is communicated.

The children are encouraged to express their problems and interest and then be placed in experiences where they can solve these problems. Successful problem-solving means growth of self-confidence for children. Confidence and knowledge can be used to solve problems in all aspects of life.


Junior Class

Our Junior Group Curriculum, students 1st  grade through 6th grade, supports and encourages self-expression as well as self-control. Our teaching sets the stages for distinguishing self-express and self-control or the discipline to master oneself.

This ability to master one-self will establish the foundation for adulthood and study beyond Paige Academy in advance studies from High School to College, or any desired field of study or public service.

Children are natural scientist. The world is a new experience for them. Children naturally attempt to communicate with and understand nature and their environment.

What has become obvious to us as adults is of sensational interest to children. Children spend a great deal of time storing and putting together their much received information from their environment.

At Paige Academy we help them to analyze and correctly determine how to use this information. Our curriculum and staff educate to facilitate children’s natural ability to problem solve.

Our mathematics and science curriculum focuses on problem-solving as the approach to stimulate intelligence and positive methods of survival.


After-School Program

The After-School program is a school readiness program with a current enrollment of 20 students. It serves children ages 6 years to 12 years.

The students are composed into 1 single group, with a teacher and a teacher's aid assigned for a ratio of 1:10. The program is based on the developmental levels of the children enrolled. It is a developmental program specially designed to accommodate the intellectual, academic and emotional needs of young children. Reading, Math, science skills and creative arts are integrated into the curriculum to provide the full spectrum of academic and imaginative learning.

Applications for After-School can be obtained by contacting
Sister Daisy Mayola-Roman, Admissions and Development Director

 

Summer Program

Applications for admissions to the Summer Programs are on a rolling (ongoing) basis. Private Pay Families and DTA Vouchers are considered.

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Paige Academy is currently enrolling for the upcoming Summer Program
 
Our Summer Program provides a day full of activities, 8:00 am-5:30 pm,  Monday - Friday.
 
Following the African philosophy of Paige Academy, the Nguzo Saba Summer Program is designed to enhance the growth and development of children via hands-on and real life experiences.

The program provides children between the ages of 5 and 12 years with a child-centered and engaging curriculum that promotes individual growth and development in a social, relaxing and interactive learning environment, guided by the Nguzo Saba/Seven Principles of Kwanza: Unity; Collective Work and Responsibility; Cooperative Economics; Purpose; Creativity; Faith.
 

Eight Weeks of Summer Activities
All activities and field trips are planned in accordance with our four thematic sessions. Each theme is 2 weeks long and concludes with a spectacular event for family and friends.
 
Each session costs $350. This does not include the registration and administration fee.

Themes

Session I - Nature Around Us
Session II - The Universe
Session III - Sources of Energy
Session IV - Cultural Diversity
 
Daily Classes Include:
Cooperative Sports
Art - Pottery, Painting, Collage and Crafts
Gardening - Seeds to Cooking
African Percussion & Music - Singing and Writing
Dance - African and Improvisational
Theatre and Storytelling - ReadBoston
Academics - Computer Programs, Reading, Math, Science, Photography and Graphic Arts
 
Field Trips Include:
Museum of Science
The Children's Museum
New England Aquarium
Boston Harbor Tour
Community Boating
Bike Riding at the Arboretum
The African Meeting House
Franklin Park Zoo

And more ...............

Tuition: $350 per session

Applications for Summer Camp can be obtained by contacting Sister Daisy Mayola-Roman, Admissions and Development Director

 

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Enrollment

Enroll for the 2016-2017 academic year or the 2017 summer camp program.

 

Request an application packet or schedule a tour by calling our Program Directors

Sis. Daisy Mayola-Roman (617) 445-6969 Ext. (203)

or

Bro. Ashe' Brooks-Cook (617) 445-6969 Ext. (201)

 

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JOB OPENINGS

Effective date 2/3/17

Paige Academy is currently looking for a preschool teacher.

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