Welcome to Primary School
Dear ANS Families:
Welcome to a new school year at the ANS Primary School. I offer special welcome to families new to our ANS community. We invite you to take advantage of all the benefits and resources our school has to offer. We are a leading school in Nicaragua forming future leaders here and abroad.
This is a year of coming together at ANS. The former Early Learning Center and the Elementary School have been united under a new name: the ANS Primary School. The Primary School consists of grades PreK3, PreK4, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through Grade 5. The Preschool (PreK3 and PreK4) is a subdivision of the Primary School. A separate email will go out to preschool parents soon.
I am excited to serve as Primary School Principal and build a unified program that meets the needs of all our younger students. I am supported by two able assistant principals, Ms. Josefina Ramirez, who will focus on the preschool grades, and Mrs. Ruth Albuquerque, who will focus on the upper grades. We will work as a team, and all three of us will have school-wide responsibilities and projects. We will also work this year to further coordinate our program with the ANS Secondary School program.
You will discover many changes when you arrive at ANS this year. The most obvious changes are ongoing improvements to the Primary School buildings and grounds. You will also see new faces of several new teachers from Nicaragua, the United States, Canada, and England. There are new televisions in most classroom with Apple TV. Other changes, such as improvements to the social curriculum; a focus on offering students choice; new strategies for teaching science; new preschool curricula; new assessment strategies; and new recess-lunch schedules will be less obvious at first.
Families are children’s first teachers and remain critical partners throughout a child’s schooling. We are excited to partner with all our families and with our extraordinary PTO.
Please look for our weekly electronic newsletter for more news about our school and program.