Preschool

PRESCHOOL STAFF:

  • Ms. Clarisa Lewis – Teacher (K4) (K4)
  • Mrs. Sonia Charles – Teacher (K2/3)
  • Mrs. Tarra Bryan – Teacher (K2/3)
  • Mrs. Aldepher Browne – Teacher (K2/3)
  • Ms. Shereese Mack – Teacher's Aide (K4)
  • Mrs. Suzette Dowdie – Teacher's Aide (K2/3)
  • Ms. Stephanie Oreste – Teacher's Aide (K2/3)
  • Mrs. Louise Pilgrim – Part-time Teacher's Aide & Nurse

OBJECTIVES:

The focus of this program is to provide learning activities that would aid in the development of skills and laying an educational foundation for the future. We also aim to create an environment that establishes good academic and social habits.

CURRICULUM:

The teaching of and the enforcing of Christian and godly principles are of paramount importance to us. Thus, the preschoolers’ day commence with the singing of Bible songs, listening to stories from the Bible and reciting and memorizing specific Bible verses. The basis of our program is the A-Beka curriculum which emphasizes the use of phonics to begin the reading process. Thus, the students learn to recognize the letters and their sounds. They also have daily writing lessons where the formation of both letters and numbers are taught. The curriculum incorporates the singing of songs in order to teach concepts such as the primary colors and the upper and lower case letters. The four year olds are taught to write their names, read and spell one and two vowel words.

DELIVERY SYSTEM:

Daily, the Preschool classrooms are bustling with activities that are all designed to teach the students in an enjoyable and disciplined environment. The teachers are all trained and they perform their duties with enthusiasm and skill that are honoring to God. Workshops are scheduled annually for continuing education for our teachers in early childhood development, classroom management, and other related subjects. There is much emphasis on the training of the students in obedience and listening skills. Many of these skills are portrayed through exercises taught in language development, poetry and music. A time is set aside each week for outside play activities and thus, increases the development of motor and social skills. The students’ creativity is encouraged in the Art and Craft sessions and the various interesting coloring activities that form a part of their day. Our Preschool program culminates with the awarding of a certificate that signifies that students have successfully completed our program and are now qualified to enter our Elementary Division or any other Elementary programme any where in the world.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS:

Paying for good child cares services is costly all over. However, our rates and hours of operation are reasonable and adequate for such excellent service. We operate on two payment plans and parents choose according to their respective needs.

7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m./$290.00 per month
7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. /$400.00 per month

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School Notices

Administration News

On November 1, 2011, Dr. H. W. C. Jonas was appointed by the office of the Governor-General of Antigua & Barbuda as a Grand Cross in the Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage (GCH) for his service in the field of education.

Ms. Nadine Smith completed her Master of Education degree (M.Ed.—Teaching & Learning) at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She completed her course of study with High Distinction and a GPA of 4.0.

Secondary News

CXC Performance
We had the Top CXC Student in Antigua and Barbuda in 2009. The student was Ariel Maynard who gained 10 distinctions in the following subject areas – English A & B, Mathematics, Spanish, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Social Studies, Principles of Accounts & Principles of Business.
In the previous year, 2008, Ariadne Walker gained 10 distinctions.
We had a 100% pass rate in the 2011 sitting of the examination.
This past academic year was the 8th year that the Baptist Academy has entered students for the CXC/CSEC examinations.

Secondary News

CXC Performance
No one has ever failed English A or Mathematics in all eight years.
For the past three years, all the students gained a distinction (Grade 1) in English A. In 2009, all the 11 students submitted gained distinctions in Mathematics. In 2010, all the 13 students submitted also gained distinctions in Mathematics; and in 2011 all but 2 students of our 14 submitted gained a Grade 1 in Mathematics with the two earning a Grade 2.
All 8 students who were submitted for the 2010 CSEC Principles of Accounts Examination received a Grade 1.

Elementary News

Common Entrance Examinations Performance
Over 1,600 students wrote the Common Entrance Examinations in Antigua & Barbuda.
The Baptist Academy submitted 25 candidates.
Of that number, 21 were in the Top One Hundred.
This represents the highest number of all the private and public Elementary schools on the island.
7 students were in the Top Ten.
#1 – Akanii Simon, #3 – Shaunna Archibald & Nicholas Thomas, #5 – Dexter Laurence, #8 – Jenee Henry, #9 – Dejaun Harris, #10 – Galair Prevost

School Calendar Highlights

Annual Sports Day (Secondary & Elementary Divisions) February 10, 2012
Semester Break (Secondary & Elementary Divisions) February 16 – 17, 2012
Fun Day (Pre-School Division) February 17, 2012
Easter Programme
Lower Elementary & Pre-School - April 3, 2012, Secondary & Upper Elementary – April 5, 2012
Baptist Academy Steel Ensemble Presentation April 9, 2012
Easter Vacation (Secondary & Elementary Divisions) April 10 – 13, 2012
Secondary & Elementary Divisions reopen April 16, 2012