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Foundations Elementary School is a private elementary School in Kennesaw GA. We use innovative education practices to create an environment in which children’s strengths and unique learning styles are supported. We don’t teach to test. We teach to learn. We want the children to be able to understand the concepts behind the facts. How the children got to the answer can be just as important as the answer itself. We also incorporate movement throughout the day because we understand that exercise boosts brain power. We don’t confine children to rows of desks; we allow them to create their own workspace and spread out as is comfortable for them because when children are comfortable they are more apt to be involved in the learning process. We don’t know what new things children will have to learn in the future, but we do know that they will need to be competent problem solvers. We believe that the world’s challenges can be solved with openness, inspiration, innovation, invention and entrepreneurialism.

Elementary Curriculum

Located on Stanley Road in Kennesaw, Foundations elementary school program provides a challenging and fun approach to curriculum that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as traditional courses language arts and social studies.

Foundations curriculum is very individualized and is derived from various baseline assessments allowing teachers to customize the learning path and curriculum for each student based on their academic needs and interest. This emphasis on learning allows students the freedom to create their own comfortable workspaces, incorporate movement and collaborate with children of all ages throughout the day.

A number of teaching programs and aids are used to support the elementary school curriculum including:

Language Arts:

  • Guided Reading
  • Writing Workshop
  • Words Their Way spelling

Mathematics:

  • Investigations in Number, Data, and Space (Pearson)
  • Grades K-5 – ICanLearn Math- Grades 5/6 (and advanced math students)

Science:

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is used to select real world topics

Social Studies:

  • Relevant topics are selected based on the current STEM projects being studied. Students learn about their world (past and current events) through field trips, expert interviews, and guest speakers.

The elementary school curriculum is further supplemented with enrichment classes in both art and Spanish and optional extracurricular courses. The extracurricular activities are taught after school each week on a fee basis and include gymnastics, soccer, dance, martial arts, cooking and fine art.

In addition, students may receive additional on-campus instruction from private tutors or instructors to further their individual interests and talents with permission from administration.

Elementary School Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Grades: Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

Meet the Teachers

Ms. Lindsay

Elementary Director

At Foundations since: 2007

Education/Experience: Kennesaw State University, B.S. in Health and Physical Education (P-12), also certification in Early Childhood Education.  Ms Lindsay has worked with children for 15+ years in a variety of age groups including toddlers, preschool, pre-K and school ages.  She now serves a dual role supporting the teaching teams and doing pull out enrichment groups with students.

Fun Fact: Ms. Lindsay moved away and then returned to Foundatio

Mr. Alex

Teacher 4th – 7th

Foundations Since: 2014

Education/Experience: I graduated Kennesaw State University in 2013 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I also earned a Reading Endorsement.  My favorite subjects are math and science.  I love technology and finding creative ways to incorporate it into the classroom projects.

Fun Fact: I love being a part of Foundations, because it allows me to really use my creativity & hobbies in the classroom.

Elementary Admissionselemreading

To be considered as a prospective student, please follow the process below:

  1. Schedule an initial tour of the school. Allow for about 1 hour. During this tour, our Admissions Director will show you the facility and discuss your family’s expectations for learning and development and FFTF’s ability to meet those needs.
  2. Submit Part I of the Enrollment Application, the Teacher Evaluation Form and transcript from prior school (1st – 6thgrade only). Submit the Application Fee of $75 per child (non-refundable).
  3. Schedule a time for your child to tour the school and to complete and interview/observation with our Elementary Director. During this observation time, your child will be participating with the class and teachers. Please allow 2-3 hours for this observation.
  4. Because we accept on a rolling basis, you will be notified of acceptance into the program or waiting list within one week of completing your observation. Within one week of acceptance, complete Part II of the Enrollment Application and submit to Admissions Director along with the $425 Supplies/Materials fee. (Space will be released if application is not completed within one week of acceptance date.) It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the applicant to ensure all steps are completed and materials are submitted to the Admissions Office.

Admissions Criteria

  1. The Admissions Director and Elementary Director will review recommendations from academic teacher(s) from the applicant’s current school.
  2. The Admissions Director and Elementary Director will review student conduct records.
  3. The Elementary Director will assess the student during the observation to determine if the student will be a good fit for our program on educational, behavior and social/emotional levels.
  4. FFTF admits students of any gender, race, color and national origin with all rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available.

Admissions Decisions and Conditions

Foundations reserves the right to deny acceptance to an applicant based on assessment of the needs of the applicant and our determination as to whether we can meet those needs. Students are admitted on an annual basis with the school year beginning in August. In January, families are invited to re-enroll for the following school year and given a priority registration time period prior to open enrollment.

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Foundations for the Future is a privately owned educational facility in Kennesaw GA. Our goal, as a school, is to provide the best education, facilities, amenities and highly qualified staff while implementing the newest educational techniques proven to improve the quality of your child’s learning experience.

Foundations is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) now Advanc-Ed and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). These accreditations ensure both quality of services and the continual evolution of our environment and teaching methods. Families may pay tuition annually and receive a 5% discount or pay monthly on the first of each month.

Application Fee: $75 (w/application)
Supplies Deposit: $425 (upon acceptance)

School Day

Annual Payment

10 Monthly Payments

K-6th School Day

$9672 $996/mo

Before/After School Care (6:30 am – 6:30 pm)

$2946 $303mo

Hot Lunch Program (School Day Only AM snack & lunch)

Full Day Meal Program (Breakfast, AM & PM Snack & Lunch)

$720

$1080

$74/mo

$111/mo

 

 

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Foundations provides:

  • All workbooks and text books
  • Specialist taught classes daily (Art, Spanish, PE)
  • Daily Nutritious Snacks
  • Low Teacher to Child Ratios (1 degreed teacher for every 10-12 children)
  • Progressive Teaching Approach: promotes cognitive and creative abilities
  • Multi-Age Classrooms: reinforces core concepts & allows learning at own pace
  • Daily Emailed Discovery Reports w/pictures & description of the day
  • Field Trips to supplement learning – typically offered once per month
  • Parent Conferences twice each school year
  • Extra-Curricular Activities: Gymnastics, Ballet, Martial Arts, Soccer, Cooking Class

All tuition and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once paid. Enrollment fee is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance decision in order to complete the enrollment process, or space will be forfeited.

Limited financial assistance is available to families who qualify and is funded by the owners and scholarship donations. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please see the admission office for application procedures.

Where Your Tuition Dollars Go:

Tuition Chart

Mixed Age Groups Promote Success

In keeping with Foundations School’s philosophy to create a comfortable, low stress environment where children can achieve optimal learning, the elementary school uses mixed age groupings for selected subject matter and activities.

MIXED AGE GROUP (3RD GRADE)
INCREASED PROSOCIAL & FRENDSHIP BEHAVIOR
DECREASED AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

mixed age graphThe Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping,
Lillian G. Katz – EDO-PS-95-8, May 1995

“In a mixed-age group, it is acceptable for a child to be ahead of his or her same-age peers in math, for example, but behind them in reading, or social competence, or vice versa.

Single-age groups seem to create enormous normative pressures on the children and the teacher to expect all the children to possess the same knowledge and skills.”