“Children learn as they play. Most importantly in play children learn how to learn."
- O Fred Donaldson
INQUIRY-BASED MANDARIN IMMERSION CURRICULUM
Mulberry House was founded on the idea that a modern Inquiry-based educational model can be combined with rigorous Mandarin immersion to create an innovative school where children will thrive, embrace Mandarin language and culture, becoming fully fluent and literate, and setting themselves up for a bright multi-lingual future. We teach children about themselves and the world around them that focus on natural immersion and structured inquiry framework established by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Accompanied Playgroup (0 - 3 Yrs)
Our multi-sensory playgroup is guided by the leading pre-school learning methodology Reggio Emilia, cultivating children a lifelong passion for learning. Children are driven by their interests to understand and be curious, and children understand themselves and the world around them based on their interactions with others. Children from native Mandarin and non-native Mandarin backgrounds are mixed together in all classes, as they are inquiry about the world like a native. Non-native families will be better supported together with native families (read more…).
Preschool Programs (3 - 6 Yrs)
Preschool foundation classes teach through 3 trans-disciplinary themes (with monthly learning units): who we are, where we are in place & time, how we organize ourselves? We focus on developing children’s solid foundation in listening, comprehension and verbal communication about the world in Mandarin. Based on family background and exposure, children are encouraged to select speaking series or literacy series (read more…) or activity-based enrichment (read more…).
Primary Years Program (6 - 12 Yrs)
Primary Preschool foundation classes teach through 3 trans-disciplinary themes (with monthly learning units): How we express ourselves, how the world works, and sharing the planet. Assuming children is close to fluent at this stage, we focus on developing children’s foundation in written communication. Pinyin is introduced at 6 Yrs old, and used as a tool to help children acquire new vocabulary throughout the primary school curriculum. Based on fluency and literacy assessment, children maybe encouraged to take speaking series or literacy series (read more…)