A South Burlington, Vermont preschool and kindergarten - grade 2, daycare, early learning

International Children’s School provides a quality pre-school through kindergarten and grade 2 for children whose parents wish to instill an appreciation and enjoyment of learning. It takes a "team effort" to help a child develop social skills, confidence, attitudes, and the desire to learn. The staff at ICS truly believes in the importance of early childhood education and would like to be part of your family's team. The ICS is prepared to make your child's first school experience a happy, secure, and satisfying one; We guarantee it!

Best Regards,
Sadie Khouri-Roitman M.ED
Principal, and educator

History of the International Children’s School

ICS was established in 1989. Founder, Ms. Sadie Khouri-Roitman with a Master’s Degree in Education along with a Master’s Certificate in Education Administration began this undertaking with the firm belief that some existing day care centers, pre-schools, were not providing young children access to their full potential and natural curiosity of the world.

Ms. Khouri-Roitman discovered that many schools had little to no organization. Children readily accept knowledge and information when it is presented in an exciting dramatic manner. By making learning exciting and fun, performance-related stress can be greatly reduced.

A second and equally problematic factor which most centers or schools agree on and is a general lack of quality supervision. In such settings, precious little care or attention is given to the individual child. Emotional and intellectual development suffers greatly in environments of this type.

We are proud to say that our curriculum has been validated due to the research done by the highly renowned New York based “Carnegie Corporation” and it’s "Task Force on Learning in the Primary Grades". The principle discoveries from the highly educated groups ranging from Scientists, Educators to Child Psychologists, is that the educational system in the United States needs to improve dramatically in order to cope with the changes of the fast paced world we live in and to help meet the demands of a culturally diverse society. There has been evidence that a person’s propensity to learn all subjects whether it be Academics, Foreign Languages, Music, Sports is especially significant during the child’s early years.

Past parents and grandparents have come back to share with us how proud they are of their children and they conclude it was due to their early years spent at ICS and the school’s exceptional programs. We have former students now entering Ivy League Colleges throughout the United States and may go on to become leaders in our global world.

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Parent's Testimonials

"This school has been the best experience for my son and for us as parents. My husband and I are from high level academics. We were looking for an educational environment for our son and he is so happy here. The Principal is very organized and a strong leader. She has a difficult task in carefully choosing the best person to teach in this type of learning school. Teachers today are not trained to teach spelling, Reading, writing, Math etc. to young children as young as age 3. You can see her devotion to the children at school. They have rules but as a parent I am so pleased to have my child in a safe, kind, and organized atmosphere. When we come to pick him up after a long day, We find ourselves running around the classroom in attempts to get him to come with us, and watched several other parents doing the same. "