The Preppi difference is based on its people with different and refreshing perspectives on how to plan, prepare and promote its educational programs and principles.
Although Preppi School applies the time-tested Montessori Method with its universal appeal, what makes Preppi School different is its unique TRUTH Curriculum devised by the founder and director, Marita V. Pierce.
The TRUTH Curriculum was crafted in consultation with practicing professionals known for their specialized training and background. Its dynamic feature is wrought from people who live in the real world and not just from theory-based text books written by educators. Peer reviewed studies, observation and surveys are constantly utilized to continue to create the Truth Curriculum relevant to the present times. The creative collaboration with educators and practicing professionals produced the unique Preppi Program which practices the Montessori principles. A lot of things are caught and not taught. We hire specialists who love what they do and excel in it so that children will have a love affair in learning specific skills.
The TRUTH Curriculum offers TRUE Techniques and TRUE Tips from real professionals who love and excel in what they do:
- Art is offered not just by an art education graduate but by successful artists who share their successful approach and application of art
- Music is taught by professional and award-winning musicians and composers
- Each field of sports engages a special team who excel in their turf. To create champions, we hire
- Children are taught how to write and speak by professionals who have had national and international experience in writing and speaking
- After the basic theories are introduced and understood, children are taught the “short-cuts to survival skills” so that they can speed read with comprehension, type efficiently, speak fluently and effectively, calculate mentally and apply all the other life skills needed to live a quality life
The Preppi Preschool and Grade School Programs offer a refreshing perspective to the approach of education as the Preppi Team share their real-world, personal, professional and international experiences in training the child for the real world. Academic concepts are best appreciated when it is applied in real life. Such is what the Preppi School Program is about. It goes beyond the theories in training the child. We tackle the tools and the theory as an aid to a positive lifestyle.
The Preppi Preschool and Grade School School Program present FUNdamentals of life in ARTistic ACTivities so you will see:
- a tiny tot taking care of an older child (developing E.Q.)
- a two year old reading with comprehension
- a toddler reading and following road signs
- a li’l tyke teaching you the world map
- a three year old dealing with four digit numbers
- a five year old reading and writing like a first grade student
- a first grade mastering multiplication and mental math
- a second grade writing a book
- a third grade tackling theorems in geometry
- a fourth grade excelling in chemistry and physics
- a fifth grade teaching lower grade students
- a sixth grade enjoying algebra
- grade school kids opening their own savings account as they fill up their own bank forms (FUNctional Literacy)
- young children planning their own events and applying academic skills to make a social impact to their world as they do fund-raising projects and visitations to the less fortunate
- well-mannered and well-rounded young ones
- children enjoying how to Listen and Obey
How We Do What We Do
Preppi School is able to deliver its promise as parents partner with us in the practical education of their child. A child is able to learn in a stress-free manner and yet achieve superior academic rating and attain life skill preparation through brain-based learning, time-tested techniques, individualized care and develop character through EQ boosters.
The best years of a human being’s life is when s/he is a child and Preppi School aims to be part of the fun and enriching experience as the young child develops. School is not a burden but a blessing.
Preppi School is one of the very few schools in the Philippines that offer the authentic Montessori Method. In Preppi School, Montessori is more than just a name. Consistent to Marita’s U.S. based training from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the Preppi Preschool and Grade School Programs promote the Montessori principles and allow the child to practice with genuine Montessori and scientifically-designed materials that help materialize abstractions and aim for mastery at a very young age.
The proof is in the pudding. Preppi Preschool and Grade School Programs promote and prepare children to be excellent achievers. Ninety percent of its graduates from both the preschool and elementary levels rank at the top of their class in big schools as they prove to be emotionally mature individuals and academic achievers. The best part is that they excel in what they do because they have discovered the secret of success: to love what you do. They do things naturally and spontaneously. Preppi School produces well-balanced individuals who value Truth and integrity, care for the community, communicate well with others and train their minds to think before they speak, make choices, and act. They are next generation’s global leaders.
Preppi promotes reading but it does not use textbooks. It uses updated colorful books and current references covering various topics from fact to fiction. It conducts interactive discussions that engages the child but does not burden the child with lengthy note-taking. Children are taught dictation skills and efficient note-taking skills based on comprehension and memory recall. Teacher presentations or lectures are succinct and follow brain-based techniques that aim to leave an impact in the young developing brain of the child. Discussions stimulate high order thinking and creativity. It is harder to ask a question than to answer a teacher. Children are encouraged to think and the more they think, the more questions they have.
In the Preppi Preschool Program, we do not give homework BUT we guarantee that the child will learn and excel compared to other children enrolled in other schools. While most preschool kids are burdened with tons of homework, a Preppi preschool child goes home with easy-to-remember useful facts in his/her developing young brain that contribute to his emotional, mental, social and spiritual development. While most kids are busy learning how to read, the Preppi preschool child will explode into reading, writing, and manifest math and science know-how at a very young age. They will begin to learn these academic concepts in their first year in Preppi as they learn how to control their body, control their emotions, relate with others and all the other must-learn concepts as presented in the Preppi Curriculum. They will learn in a playful manner. They will fall in love with learning and utilize their developing skills in everyday life. They will be empowered and spurred to develop as they manipulate the Preppi Power Kits and Montessori materials. The Preppi parents are given the Classic Preppi Homework: to make time for their children, answer their questions joyfully and respectfully, read with their children and follow our prescribed play with a purpose techniques so that their child can apply the academic and life skills they learn in school.
In the Preppi Grade School Program, age-appropriate and reasonable amount of homework is given to allow the child to exercise creative and logical thinking skills and hone her/his talents. At home, they practice life skills in a fun and realistic manner: how to cook, how to be a helper in the home, how to write a grocery list and do responsible shopping, how to write a report, research and investigate, conduct a survey and interview, reflect and write insights in a journal, conduct science home experiments and science projects, manipulate math for practical statistics and daily real-life problem solving situations, how to relate with family members, indulge in Great Work projects that apply creativity, planning and high order thinking skills. The Preppi Homework is not a stress-inducing, joy-stealing load but an IQ lifter and EQ boosting set of work that buoys up and not burdens the child. We give the children and parents creative ideas on how to spend productive time at home—that is the essence of homework that we give.
Preppi School is different because of its fun furniture and Power Kits (original teaching tools) designed by Marita V. Pierce, an international designer. The Preppi place provides a prepared, specially-thought out environment that enriches the educational experience of the child through an aesthetic and musical playground of learning. The Preppi School furniture are child-safe, child-size, and child- appealing. The flair for style and application of scientific principles in the cohesive learning playground called Preppi Place subtly provides motivators to learning and contributes to the development of concentration and well-being.
The most important asset of Preppi School is its Preppi Family, a professional team of dedicated, wholesome and qualified individuals who love children and are committed to a lifelong learning in improving their craft. Preppi School aims to meet each team member’s needs so that it can meet the needs of the young child entrusted in its care. Preppi School meticulously trains each team member on how to operate as a professional and efficient player. We teach the How-To’s and contribute to the development of the holistic individual.
In Preppi School, the Preppi Family participates in every school program as a planner and performer. We teach through actual demonstrations and by doing things with the children. This is one of the striking differences of our school. The teachers make time to be with children in work and play. Teachers eat snacks and meals with children so that they can interact socially and learn more about each personality in progress. Teachers laugh and play with the children and lots of life skills like communication skills and sportsmanship spring forth from the daily dose of interesting interaction.
Teachers invest in constant communication with the children through TALK TIME, patterned after the professional performance evaluations done in the corporate world but adjusted to the child’s appropriate psychological level. Children are able to express themselves and reveal their needs and areas for improvement through Talk Time. Teachers and children collaborate and negotiate in order to monitor the child’s progress and chart their course during the school year. Children develop the confidence in communicating with adults which is very different from the traditional setting whereby most students are granted an adult audience when they are under disciplinary action. TALK TIME is Preppi School’s cool way of a child conference.
The Preppi difference is based on its people with different and refreshing perspectives on how to plan, prepare and promote its educational programs and principles. The initial inspiration was born from the founder of Preppi School’s heart who for at least a decade was trained to think and create different crafts which were marketed abroad. In Preppi School, we aim to produce leaders who will think differently and dare to make a difference.