FAQs

Q: Who can enroll and participate in your school programs?
A: Our school is open to students of all ages who are interested in learning about Philippine languages, art, and culture, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Q: Do I or Does my child need to know how to speak and understand Filipino to enroll?
A: No.  We will assess your/your child’s proficiency level in advance of the first class, and will ensure the proper amount of personalized guidance and support he/she needs to succeed throughout the session.

Q: How many programs do you offer each year?
A: Two Children’s Language and Cultural Programs and two Adult Language Programs

Q: What is your student-to-teacher ratio?
A: 10:1

Q: Do you give homework to your students?
A: Occasionally.  But it is a simple assignment that helps students go over the material taught that day,  and allows the student and his/her parent to work together on learning and practicing it.  The following class will review the homework and do an exercise to review and “test” students to determine if they retained what was learned, and if they practiced.

Q: Are students graded?
A: Yes.  They will receive either a “satisfactory” or “needs improvement”.

Q: Does your curriculum follow any teaching standards?
A: Yes.  We follow both the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Learning Standards for the Arts, and the State of New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards for Language Arts Literacy.

Q: I love working with kids and learning about Philippine culture.   How do I get involved?
A: There are lots of volunteer opportunities available.  Please connect with us either through phone, email, our Facebook group page or sign-up for our emails.