FAQs

The following information answers the most frequently asked questions about Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy.

 

What is the attendance requirement at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

The State of Indiana has very specific attendance requirements and Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy requires the same.  Attendance records are kept and filed with the State of Indiana.  These records reflect days present, days absent, and number of times tardy.

 

Are there provisions for “Before and After School Care” at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

Beech Tree House Center for Child Development, Inc. provides “Before and After School Care” during the hours of 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. at no additional cost to our families.

 

What is the average class size at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

It is the philosophy of Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy to maintain a small class size creating an environment where each student’s unique learning style, personality, and needs will be complemented.  The average class size at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy is twelve students.

 

Do Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students have the benefit of field trips throughout the year?

Several times each year, Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students enjoy field trips to enhance our curriculum.  The cost of most field trips is included in the Registration Fee.

 

What are the requirements for health records at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

Students are required to have all necessary immunizations and an annual physical examination.  All health and immunization records must be maintained.

 

What is the homework policy at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy does support some extended study, skill building, and family activity during the weekday late afternoons and evenings.  Parents can expect about 10 minutes each evening for each grade level (i.e. 10 minutes for kindergarten and first graders, 20 minutes for second graders, 30 minutes for third graders, 40 minutes for fourth graders, 50 minutes for fifth graders, and 60 minutes for sixth graders).  An in-school homework period is provided during the school day so that children can receive additional individual guidance from the classroom teacher when needed.

 

Are meals prepared at and provided through Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided by Beech Tree House Center for Child Development, Inc. and included in tuition.  Children are allowed to bring a healthy sack lunch (no candy and no drinks) if they so choose.  Please note, there will NOT be a refrigerator or microwave available in which to store or prepare sack lunches.  No reduction in tuition is given for families that choose to bring lunch from home.

 

Is there any care for Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students on non-school days?

Several days during each school year are non-school days (Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Spring Break, and any day when school is cancelled due to weather).  On those days, supervision is provided to Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students at no additional cost to our families as long as the center is open.

 

What opportunities are available for parent involvement at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

Parents are encouraged to volunteer in some capacity each year.  Opportunities include, but are not limited to:  contributing to a unit of study by providing a presentation or materials in an area of expertise, chaperoning fieldtrips, providing activities and/or snacks for holiday celebrations, leading a scout troop, coaching an after-school-care club, and helping to clean up after special events.

 

What is the registration fee at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

A registration fee of $275 is required to guarantee enrollment in the Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy program.  The registration fee includes books.  This fee is non-refundable.

 

When can I expect to receive formal evaluations about the progress of my Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy student?

Formal evaluations are issued at the end of each quarter.  A Parent/Teacher conference will be held at the end of the first and third quarters and at the request of either the guardian parent or classroom teacher throughout the year.

 

Do I provide school supplies to my Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy student?

All students are required to provide their own school supplies.  The list is issued by individual classroom teachers before the start of each school year.

 

What are the staff qualifications of teachers at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

All classroom teachers hold at least a Bachelors of Science in Elementary or Middle School Education and a current Indiana teaching license.

 

Do Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students participate in standardized testing?

Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy 3rd – 6th grade students participate in the ILEARN (formerly ISTEP+) standardized testing program provided by the Indiana Department of Education.  Additionally, 3rd grade students participate in IREAD-3 testing provided by the Indiana Department of Education.

 

What is the tuition at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

Tuition for the full day elementary school aged child is $195 – $225 per week.  Tuition is due each Monday (all weeks including holidays and school breaks from the first day of school in July to the last day of school in June).  In addition to extraordinary academic and social experiences, tuition includes:  breakfast, lunch, snack, before-and-after school care, holiday camps, and most field trips.

 

What is the uniform policy at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?

A strict uniform policy is required of students at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy.  Uniforms must be purchased through our distributor, Schoolbelles, and meet our very specific guidelines.  Uniform buying guides are distributed each spring.