Rosslyn Academy Elementary School is a vibrant international community where we create smiles with excellent learning and excellent loving.
Students from all over the world come together with North American-trained and certified teachers to build a community in which we learn from each other in an atmosphere of caring, discovery and inquiry. Quality teaching and learning are key to growth in our children — academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
Distinctly Elementary School
Rosslyn Academy seeks to educate the whole student, not only academically, but spiritually as well. We are intentional in this as classes begin each day with morning devotions and prayer. Every grade’s curriculum includes a Bible class that is developmentally fit to that age’s understanding. Students take part in chapel once a week – a rich time that is made up of worship songs, a lesson from the Bible, a creative response to the lesson and once a month small group mentoring. Students can also volunteer to be a part of a team that leads worship. In addition, each year there is a Spiritual Emphasis Week when we focus on knowing God better and learning more about Him.
Kenya has a rich heritage, and we want to ensure that Rosslyn students are immersed in this as much as possible. Students in grades 1-5 participate in a Kiswahili and Kenyan Culture class as one of their specials. Kiswahili has also been incorporated into the K-2 physical education classes. In 5th grade, students participate in a Cultural Field Study. This 3-day trip gives students a chance to experience Kenyan culture first-hand.
Rosslyn believes that all students can learn, and that the school’s task is to provide an environment in which students are motivated to learn. Rosslyn strives to help students go beyond the assimilation of information to the application of what has been learned and the integration of the broader concepts. It is also important to help students learn to evaluate their own progress and take ownership of their learning. It is the school’s task to help make this happen, recognizing that it happens at different rates with different individuals.
The Elementary School has core subject, self-contained, classes at each grade level. Additionally there are specialist teachers for Art, Physical Education, Science, Music, Technology, Health and Wellness, Kiswahili and Kenyan Culture, and Research Skills.
Rosslyn Academy Elementary School offers a wide variety of clubs, teams, and groups outside of the regular classroom, and students are encouraged to participate to enhance and enrich their academic experience.
Intramural sports are held after school one day a week for students in grades 3-5. All students are encouraged to participate, and all who do so play in the games. The emphasis is on participation, enjoyment, and learning game skills. There are normally four sports seasons with final games in each season. Sports seasons typically include football, touch rugby, field hockey and basketball.
An after-school competitive swim team is also available to all students, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who qualify through try-outs. This swim team practices at the swimming pool on Rosslyn Academy’s campus.
In addition, an after school club program is available for students in grades 1-5 and is offered quarterly Tuesday-Thursday from 3:45-5:15. Offerings vary each quarter, but often include options such as: drama, cooking, STEM, chess, dance, Young Engineers, gymnastics, and taekwondo.
Rosslyn is a great school. Our kids are getting a top-notch education with teachers who sincerely care about them.Rosslyn Parent
Rosslyn wants to instill the value of service in students from a very young age. This is done through various class service projects at each grade level and the annual school-wide Christmas Project. Elementary students are always eager to serve and set the participation standard high.
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