Since the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, we have had a partnership with the Droste-Huelshoff School in Rottweil, Germany. The first letters from social workshop students at the German school have arrived for our 7th-9th Grade classes. We look forward to a long and interesting exchange!
Renovation of the library
It has finally come! In February 2014, we will open our long-awaited library. Since last summer, the library was built, painted, and had a new floor and furniture installed.
This new library will provide our students access to literature. There will be books for the visually impaired and the blind available. The students are excited for this new opportunity.
Opening of the 9th Grade
We finally opened the 9th Grade in the 2013-14 school year. In the 9th Grade there are 11 students, 3 of whom are blind. One of the blind students in this class was the first blind student to enroll in AES; she has been with the school since 2003.
Renovations in 2012
An important goal at the Arab Episcopal School is the permanent improvement and refinement of the education and training of our students. So far, this desire as demanded more structural expansion of our school, which has included two recently concluded large and important projects. In these expansions we provide for the needs of not only our oldest students but we also care for the youngest.
At the beginning of 2012, we opened our Early Integration Center. The program began with seven children, three of whom are blind. The blind children do not attend every day of the week; the new environment is stressful for them at such a young age.
This year we also opened the third floor of the building, in order to have enough classroom space for all of our students in our constantly growing school. In addition to classrooms for the 7th, 8th, and 9th Grades three large classrooms, a science room, a music room, and a computer lab, were made. Now there is enough space for all classes from Kindergarten to 10th Grade.