• The Language Arts program is centered on a unique and carefully designed curriculum that develops students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through differentiated Multiple Intelligence instruction.  These engaging thematic lessons aim to develop and enhance the critical and creative thinking skills needed to become lifelong learners and innovative thinkers. The program is carefully crafted by a creative and experienced group of professionals, in order to provide continuity throughout the scholar’s educational career, as well as, foster a love of learning. 

    Elementary School

    Elementary grades use a guided reading program which is designed to provide differentiated instruction that supports a variety of learners in developing reading proficiency. The framework provides for rich language-based experiences using an array of texts in various settings, while also incorporating both self-directed and cooperative learning opportunities. In guided reading, teachers help children extend their understanding and vocabulary through engaging oral and written activities that are designed to gradually develop independence while building the necessary skills in both areas.  The designed activities or lessons allow for a deeper understanding of key concepts while providing opportunities for individual expression.

    Middle School

    At the middle school level, students take the skills they have learned in previous years and apply them to higher level concepts using a variety of genres in literature.  Students continue to use self-directed and cooperative learning to deeply explore both modern and classic literature, while still developing and strengthening the technical skills needed in both writing and reading. 

  • At this level, scholars are given a more Socratic approach to learning wherein the child uses critical thinking skills to answer “bigger questions”, rather than be provided an answer.  This inquiry-based learning approach prepares the learner to become an independent thinker and engaged problem solver in an ever-changing world.  Through thematic lessons, students are exposed to a variety of rich text, as well as, a multitude of oral and written activities that develop the skills needed in preparation for entering secondary level education and beyond.  Teachers incorporate differentiated instruction as needed, while promoting growth and independence in the areas of reading and writing.   

  • The Math Curriculum is leveled to ensure each student works at the level appropriate to their needs and development so that every student is challenged. IDEAL teachers use Multiple Intelligence lessons to bring interaction and relevancy to math to build understanding and confidence. IDEAL math lessons actively engage learners, provide in-depth instruction, and translate math concepts to real world applications.

     Students who demonstrate a high level of mastery in mathematics are moved to the next grade level for math instruction and application. This translates to students at the middle school level taking high school math courses: Algebra and Geometry. This is the ideal situation for the “gifted” mathematician! Learners thrive in the small class sizes and mentoring approach and extend their learning through a range of enjoyable events in our Math Celebrations: The Metric Olympics and PI Day activities.

  • The foundation of Science education is learning through hands-on exploration and experimentation. Students at IDEAL SCHOOL of Leadership are encouraged to develop research-based hypotheses and to achieve results through peer collaboration and ongoing faculty mentorship.

    Students develop critical thinking skills and experience a sense of accomplishment by asking questions and reaching academic goals through the use of whole-brain learning techniques and the Multiple Intelligence Theory.

    Each year, students learn about a new facet of science. The IDEAL SCHOOL curriculum focuses on Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science while developing strong scientific literacy and foundational skills of scientific experimentation using the scientific method.

    Students immerse themselves in scientific reading and writing tasks, research opportunities and engineering challenges. Each lesson incorporates hands-on experiences, which are supported by innovative technological tools and expert faculty guidance. Additionally, off campus learning and Skype talks with experts in various scientific fields, help to take learning beyond the classroom and to encourage students to reach their academic potential.

    Finally, IDEAL School of Leadership students are awarded participants each year of the Palm Beach County Science Fair.

  • The elementary Social Studies curriculum opens by introducing young minds to the community around us. The focus discusses the importance of past and present day community members, what these roles entail and how these roles affect us and our community. Students are provided with various real life learning experiences through guest speakers and field trips that bring the curriculum to life in our own backyard!

    Moving into third and fourth grade, students build upon these social studies skills by moving from community to a more expansive study. The history of the state of Florida becomes the spotlight, along with exploring all of the states and their capitals. To begin, students work in collaborative project based learning groups where they build a 3 dimensional map of Florida, inclusive of wetlands, drylands, significant cities, and all of the important characteristics of a map. Following, students will learn and explore about the many tribes that lived in Florida and how these tribes lived and loved the land. The curriculum then turns the focus to the explorers who discover Florida. There is a heavy focus on Juan Ponce de Leon, Panfillo de Navarez and the history behind their journey. The curriculum finally unfolds with learning experiences that explore how Florida becomes part of the United States of America and the politics and battles that created our state today.

    In Fifth Grade, students will explore the events that led the American colonies to fight for their independence and the struggles that were faced once the nation was established.

    During the three years of middle school social studies, students will study different aspects of the world. In each course, the goal is to encourage students to use their critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to understand the world that we live in and how it continues to grow and change.

  • Students use primary and secondary sources to study geography, civics and finally, American history. Using these sources, the students create a variety of products to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts. Students work collaboratively on many assignments, building their interpersonal skills while working to grasp the topics of study.

    The focus in Sixth Grade turns to geography. Students will study the world and the people living in it by using a variety of different resources. Seventh Grade spends their year studying the American government. The students begin by learning about the different types of government in the world; that information is then used to understand our government, how it was established, how it works and how citizens can get involved. In Eighth Grade, we return the focus to American history. During the course of the year, the students will study a variety of events beginning with the American Revolution and ending in the 20th Century.

  • Languages: Spanish and Sign Language

    Learning a second language starts by loving it. At IDEAL SCHOOL of Leadership, we provide meaningful and fun experiences for children through a range of Multiple Intelligences activities to create wonderful memories with the new language.

    In addition to learning essential grammar, verbs, conjugations, vocabulary, and expressions, students are also encouraged to translate and work on pronunciation; Middle school grades are exposed to current Latin musical influences in every class, they have the opportunity to attend a Hispanic Flamenco Ballet show and to learn and practice Latin dance. Our students also have the chance to do Skype conferences with Spain and learn about their friends’ lives on the other side of the ocean.