Remote Learning: Virtual Classrooms

Pine Street School is designed to prepare students for both today, and their future world. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering dual language immersion in Spanish and Mandarin, our program of instruction has always encouraged curiosity, supported student agency, and been rooted in our students' experiences of the global world. These pedagogical traits, coupled with our integration of technology and IB's Extended Learning program, have prepared our students and our entire learning community exceptionally well for this time of increased Remote Learning.

In our Remote Learning approach, you see that our dedicated faculty create the familiarity and expectations of the school routine in the virtual classrooms with the whole group, differentiated groups, and independent instruction. Our students, as digital natives, are at ease with the online environment, and quickly develop the capacity to present their world and follow through on engaging and intellectually rigorous lessons and assignments. We are proud that we are not only providing rich learning opportunities, but enhancing the depth of the understanding and development that takes place.

Remote Learning at Pine Street School happens with the cooperation, trust, and partnership of parents and families.

We invite you to explore some highlights from our Remote Learning experiences, take advantage of some of the resources, and reach out to share some of you ideas. Even virtually, we are all in this together, and Pine Street School is here to help.

Scenes from Our "Classrooms"

remote learning middle school
remote learning math
virtual montessori greeting

Integrating COVID-19 in The Work

Pine Street School Middle Schoolers are using current events to further their learning in all areas - writing, science, humanity - to name a few. They recently "met" with David Quammen to ask questions and discuss the current pandemic based on their own research in the classroom.

remote learning montessori
virtual preschool greeting

Sample Daily Schedule & Work: Preschool

Morning Meeting: Greeting with Teachers
Music: Movement with Song
Target Language Meeting: Mandarin / Spanish
Math: Pattern Activity

Sample Daily Schedule & Work: Elementary

Morning Meeting: Greeting with Teachers
Target Language: Mandarin / Spanish Read Aloud
English: Adverbs Writing Activity
Math: Time Activity
Unit of Inquiry: 3Rs: Find something to "Reuse"
PE: Step Dancing Lesson

Sample Daily Schedule & Work: Middle School

Morning Meeting: Greeting with Teachers
Target Language: Spanish Video Activity
Science: Chain Reaction Experiment
Music: Yoga Class
Literature: Book Club

Other Fun Things to Do!

From the Founder