The mission of the Dominico-Americano School is to provide for the integral development of each student through a USA-based curriculum which promotes multiculturalism and proficiency in both English and Spanish, in preparation for a productive citizenship in the Dominican Republic and abroad.
Listed below are the components of our mission statement, which guides the decisions and curriculum of the school.
- Integral development
- Promoting multicultural environment
- Proficiency in English and Spanish
- Preparing for a productive citizenship in Dominican Republic and abroad
Integral development relates to the curricular components addressing learning and growth in all areas; knowledge and skills, especially critical thinking skills, cultural diversity, fine arts, technology, character development, and moral values. (See picture gallery)
Promoting multicultural environment is evidenced by the diversity of its staff and school community. Nineteen nations are represented throughout our school community. The curriculum and co-curricular activities promote participation in Dominican and American cultural events, multi-cultural fairs, and drama and folkloric presentations. Elementary School fosters proficiency in English and Spanish, while in Middle School a third language is introduced, French. Furthermore, the school has a strong musical program which involves a choir and includes amongst its activities learning to play a musical instrument. (See picture gallery)
Proficiency in English and Spanish is promoted through the curriculum and diverse activities. Learning of English and Spanish languages are promoted in each student to reach first language proficiency. Written proficiency in noted in the school newspaper, while oral proficiency is demonstrated in school plays and presentations. Students are required to take US standardized test and the local national exams, ‘Pruebas Nacionales’, assessments which indicate the levels of proficiency for both languages.
Preparing for a productive citizenship in Dominican Republic and abroad is developed through the participation in the student council, UN Model of the Americas, sixty hours of supervised community service, and other Social Science and Health projects.