This is the last newsletter of the year and, as many of you may feel, this year went so fast. As a school, we experienced very special moments with our La Piazza community. Every year, I have the privilege to meet amazing families that support our vision about their children's education. Thanks for trusting in us and being with us on this journey.
I feel very proud of the school we have today. We are pioneers in progressive education in Miami. The acceptance of the community has been extraordinary, and it seems that the need for a school like ours is growing. I'm a strong believer that education, as with any other field, is in constant change. Therefore, schools have the responsibility to provide a program that will prepare our children for the world we have today and for what is to come.
We had some exceptional highlights in 2018, that include receiving the APPLE Accreditation for our Coconut Grove campus. Both schools are now Apple accredited and have received the Gold Seal quality. Additionally, we have strengthened our life skills / mental health program which focuses on social and emotional development for our children, our team and provides support to families. The founder of Stop Parenting Alone teaches a Habits of Mind class for our elementary students. Also, we were Mandarin Chinese champions for the second year in a row after competing in the state-wide 11th Annual Mandarin Chinese Language Competition. These are just a few of our accomplishments as a school that were possible with the support of our team and families.
For 2019, we will continue investing in professional development. This is one of the most important aspects to continue growing, learning and improving our educational approach. As pioneers in the progressive education landscape, we are committed to nurturing well-rounded citizens that will have a positive impact on the world.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and beautiful holiday season.