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Montessori
Montessori
Montessori education focuses on all areas of child and teen development: cognitive, emotional, social, and physical. Student learning environments are multi-age, student-directed, and involve multi-sensory, hands-on learning activities. Instruction is designed to engage student’s natural curiosity and desire for independence—Montessori philosophy is to always “follow the child.”

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International
Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate
The foundation of the IB program at all grade levels is to make students active, not passive, learners—to give them the skills to “construct” knowledge and engage in critical inquiry. An IB school focuses on the “why” and “how” of learning. In the IB framework, the ultimate goal of K-12 education is to prepare students to play a productive role in solving the global problems that plague humanity.

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Dual
Language
Dual Language
Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs use two languages for literacy and content instruction. The programs provide the same academic content and address the same state standards as traditional educational programs where instruction is in only one language. Elementary DLI programs provide instruction in the two languages over an extended period, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Instruction is in the DLI program “target language” (a language other than English) at least 50% of the time. All DPS DLI programs use Spanish as the target language.

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Year-Round
Year-Round
A year-round calendar provides more balance for students and families. Students are in session for approximately 9 weeks followed by breaks of approximately 3 weeks. This gives students frequent breaks and a more regular routine. Some families find this schedule works better for both adults and children as it provides more flexibility in scheduling for appointments, vacations, visiting family, enjoying the outdoors, and general family quality time.
Year-Round
A year-round calendar provides more balance for students and families. Students are in session for approximately 9 weeks followed by breaks of approximately 3 weeks. This gives students frequent breaks and a more regular routine. Some families find this schedule works better for both adults and children as it provides more flexibility in scheduling for appointments, vacations, visiting family, enjoying the outdoors, and general family quality time.

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Online
Online

Online education allows students of all grade levels to take classes from home or wherever they are most comfortable, accessing materials from an assigned laptop and hotspot. Students meet with advisors each week to develop a workplan and build learning based on their interests. Online education focuses on helping students grow their agency and learn in ways that are effective, relevant, and engaging.

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Northern

Eno Valley Elementary

117 Milton Road
Choice Program: Zoned

Sandy Ridge Elementary

1417 Old Oxford Road
Choice Program: Zoned

Hillandale Elementary

2730 Hillandale Road
Choice Program: Zoned

Mangum Elementary

9008 Quail Roost Road
Choice Program: Zoned

Holt Elementary

4019 Holt School Road
Choice Program: Dual Language

E.K. Powe Elementary

913 Ninth St.
Choice Program: International Baccalaureate

Little River Elementary

2315 Snow Hill Road
Choice Program: Montessori

Easley Elementary

302 Lebanon Circle
Choice Program: Year-Round

W.G. Pearson Elementary

3501 Fayetteville St.
Choice Program: Year-Round

Ignite! Online Academy

Choice Program: Online
Eastern

Bethesda Elementary

2009 S. Miami Blvd.
Choice Program: Zoned

Spring Valley Elementary

2051 Northern Durham Parkway
Choice Program: Zoned

Glenn Elementary

2415 E. Geer St.
Choice Program: Zoned

Merrick-Moore Elementary

2325 Cheek Road
Choice Program: Dual Language

E.K. Powe Elementary

913 Ninth St.
Choice Program: International Baccalaureate

Little River Elementary

2315 Snow Hill Road
Choice Program: Montessori