Preschool “Visa” Program Full-immersion classrooms taught in French or Spanish, for students who are between 3 and 4 years-old at the start of school.

Our preschool program is the first "full immersion" experience for children at the ISC. Instruction occurs primarily in the target language, with a focus on building vocabulary, fostering healthy social development, and instilling confidence and eagerness for early learners. Teachers work with the children as a group, but also on an individual level to develop early pre-academic skills in math, science, and literacy. Our experienced teachers serve as "living dictionaries" for the children, and a preschooler's brain is wired to absorb and comprehend the target language quickly and naturally.

Teachers introduce concepts and vocabulary through fun, interesting themes, and plan around the interests of the children, since a main goal for Preschool Visa Program at the ISC is to foster excitement about school and an early love of learning. Past themes have ranged from the study of individual countries (Australia, Mexico, etc.), Geology, Dinosaurs, Pets/Animals, and the Farm. Crafts, books, activities, and even field trips reflect the changing themes.

The children experience a variety of special activities including field trips, music & movement classes, and guest teachers.

All Preschool Visa Program students attend from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families may select to add the Daydreamers option, which extends the school day to 3 pm, and/or the Afternoon Enrichment option, from which parents may pick up their children any time between 3:00 and 5:30 pm. In addition, the Early Birds Morning Care program provides early morning care from 7:45 am – 9 am. Five-day, three-day (Mon-Wed-Fri), and two-day (Tues-Thurs) schedules are available with any of these time selections.

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We invite you to learn more about our ISC community and all that we have to offer. Please contact us today to schedule a tour and discuss our enrollment options.

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Upcoming Events

24 Dec
No School - Winter Break
12.24.2018 - 12.28.2018
31 Dec
No School - Winter Break
12.31.2018 - 01.04.2019
18 Jan
21 Jan
No School - MLK Day
01.21.2019
Snow Make-Up Day if needed
18 Feb
Snow Make-Up Day if needed

News & Updates

  • A Reminder of Our Inclement Weather Policy

    Just a reminder that the ISC follows the Charlottesville City Schools when determining if it will open after inclement weather.

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  • Open House on November 10, 2018!

    Come visit us on November 10, 2018 to see our school and get to know our teachers. Both campuses will

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  • Welcome Letter from our Head of School, Tini Bennett

    Welcome to the International School of Charlottesville. Our little school with a big vision is home to over 120 children

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