Bilingualism is more than commanding a second language: it entails learning and thinking in two languages.
At Maple Bear, children become truly bilingual and are able to navigate comfortably and naturally in contexts where both English and Portuguese are used.
Maple Bear’s early childhood program includes English Language elements and prioritizes literacy in Portuguese.
Starting in Intermediate Kindergarten, students also receive stimuli in their mother tongue and are encouraged to share information, compare ideas, interpret linguistic signs, develop critical thinking, and explore the alphabetic writing system.
Starting in Year 1 (six years of age), half the program is taught in English, including subjects such as Math and Sciences. Portuguese, Geography, and History are taught in Portuguese.