“Challenging Our Young Leaders’ Hearts & Minds”
Approaches to Learning
CML uses multiple and innovative modes of learning to help students achieve strong mathematical and scientific skills. The school’s program of study promotes a sense of empathy, activism, and environmental awareness. CML’s culturally responsive curriculum allows the exchange of ideas and collaboration between students.
French International Education (IE) Program
CML offers a French IE Program where students learn to speak, read, and write in French. The French IE Program exposes students to literature, mathematics, social studies, and science in French. Students in the program have an extended school day. In Kindergarten and 1st grade students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. In 2nd -5th grades, students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. On Wednesdays, students are released an hour earlier. CML students are recognized nationally for their achievements in the French National Contest with over 50 winners annually.
Spanish International Education (IE) Program
Our International Education (IE) Program immerses students in a multicultural curriculum which places emphasis on learning Spanish as a second language. Students are exposed to challenging dual language instruction uniquely designed to provide a cross-cultural program of study. Students learn authentic language patterns and concepts through hands-on experiences and project-based activities. Students in the program have an extended school day. In Kindergarten and 1st grade students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. In 2nd-5th grade, students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. On Wednesdays, students are released an hour earlier.
Spanish International Studies (IS) Program
The Spanish International Studies Program is an advanced and rigorous second language program. Students participating in the IS program follow the official curriculum of Spain and traditional Florida state standards and benchmarks. The agreement between the government of Spain and M-DCPS ensures Spain’s educational requirements are reflected and implemented in the Spanish IS language curriculum. Students in the program have an extended school day. In Kindergarten and 1st grade students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. In 2nd-5th grade, students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. On Wednesdays, students are released an hour earlier.
Full-Time Gifted Program
The school’s full-time Gifted program prepares students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in an interconnected world. Intrinsic learning occurs via a plethora of interdisciplinary projects, emphasizing critical thinking, peer collaboration, student self-led discovery, and traditional teacher lead instruction. The Gifted program curriculum is designed around themes that facilitate concept integration and cross-curricular learning, igniting young talented students’ imagination.
Clubs and Activities:
Music-In addition to award winning foreign language program, CML is very well known for its exceptional music program and Troubadours band. The chorus sings music from many countries in five different languages while the drumline shares its upbeat spirit during special celebrations and community activities.
Chess– It’s not surprising that our school’s chess team brings home many honors. The chess club practices before school Monday-Friday. The rigorous workout chess gives the brain prepares the students to improve their performance in the classroom and standardized tests
A Better Education, A Better Child
What the Experts Say…
Studies suggest students who know an additional language have higher levels of cognitive and academic creativity. They usually have superior reading, writing, analytical and social skills, and more extensive vocabularies than students who only know one language. They are better at solving complex problems and tend to score higher on standardized tests.
More is More!
Learning a foreign language has been linked to several cognitive benefits. Researchers who studied bilingual children found that, compared to their monolingual peers, had better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, more creativity, improved memory, better multi-tasking abilities, and better flexibility of mind.
By teaching your child a foreign language from a young age, you provide an opportunity to develop powerful cognitive benefits that will help them to succeed not only academically, but in their future careers.
- Better Decision-Making Skills
- Improved Memory
- Improved Ability To Multitask
- Better Cognitive Abilities
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