Frequently Asked Questions

What is the teaching philosophy at CVIS?

Every child can learn and thrive in an environment that is right for them.  Each child’s progression will not be the same.  While there will be similar developmental benchmarks reached along the way, the rate of progression will vary due to a myriad of factors.  The teacher is highly attuned to each child’s individual needs, circumstances, cultural and ethnic beliefs and influences, interests, strengths and weaknesses.

Instruction is differentiated for students based on learning styles, intelligence preferences, home support and developmental abilities.  A differentiated classroom helps each child receive instruction to promote a highly engaging, challenging and successful environment.  Students are engaged when they perceive success to be attainable and when their basic needs for safety, belonging and esteem are being met.  A deliberately and carefully planned day where diverse instructional strategies and activities are planned in advance results in a well managed classroom.

For more information, please see our Teaching Philosophy page.

How are parents involved?

Parents play an integral role in their child’s development.  CVIS encourages parents to participate when and where they can; in the classroom, recess duty and fund-raising.

Is CVIS right for my child?

The search for the most appropriate school for your child is important to you and your family.  A school that supports your values, provides a strong academic curriculum, a rich cultural experience and continues nurturing your child’s intellect and self worth.

What does CVIS look for in a student?

A CVIS student enjoys involved, active learning.  They are able to work independently as well as in small groups.  They usually demonstrate creative thinking skills. They enjoy adventure and play.  The traditional learning environment many times does not provide the depth and pacing these children require.

What is the admissions process?

  1. Obtain an application from the Enrollment Applications page.  Complete and return the application and all supporting documents and a non-refundable processing fee of $50 as soon as possible.
  2. Once admission personnel have reviewed the application, a school visit and scheduled and interview for the applicant and parents/guardians.
  3. The admissions committee will meet to discuss the applicant’s qualifications.  Visit and interview results and decisions will be communicated in writing to the parents/guardians.