Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the class sizes at Terra Verde Discovery School?
Our class sizes in the Lower School building are capped at 18 students in Pre-K through 3rd grade. Our 4th and 5th-grade classes can accommodate up to 24 students given the class size growth and extracurricular offerings available to students. Our upper school class sizes are capped at 20 students or 40 per grade level.
What is the cut-off age for Pre-K and Kindergarten?
It is recommended that students must be four years of age for Pre-K and five years of age by July 1st to enter Kindergarten in the Fall of that year.
When is a foreign language introduced?
Mandarin as a content area is introduced in Pre-K and continues through 5th grade. Spanish and Mandarin options are available in our Upper School. The student will choose one of these options (6-8th Grade). In addition to the Mandarin and Spanish options, Latin is a course offered for all middle school students. Our 7th and 8th grade language courses are five days a week.
Does Terra Verde offer after-school programs?
After-school programs are offered to support our families, faculty, and staff by providing affordable, flexible after-school supervision for Terra Verde students. There are two programs: Bonus Time and Athletics.
Bonus Time is available for students in Pre-K through 8th grade and is staffed by Terra Verde faculty and staff.
Athletics programs are offered in the Upper School and available to 5th-8th grade students. Our Academic Team is available for students in Lower and Upper School.
What athletic programs does Terra Verde offer?
The Sports program is available for students in the 5th through 8th grades. The program consists of seasonal sports: cross country and volleyball (fall), boys and girls basketball (winter), archery, golf, and track (spring). Instructors may be Terra Verde faculty and staff, parents, and/or independent subcontractors from the community.
Does the school provide transportation to school?
Terra Verde Discovery School does not provide transportation. However, we do encourage our families to carpool!
Does Terra Verde offer a hot lunch program?
Terra Verde is committed to health and wellness and started a hot lunch program in Fall 2021. A salad bar is available every day, in addition to a rotation of entrees and sides. If students do not participate in the lunch program, we strongly encourage families to pack trash-less lunches.
Does Terra Verde offer tuition assistance?
In order to make possible the attendance at Terra Verde by children from families with limited financial means, the School has set aside funds to assist such families. Please contact the school for further information. All requests for information and financial aid application forms will be kept strictly confidential.