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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
At EBI, you can count on your child thriving. Here are 5 reasons: 1. Academic Bilingualism and Biliteracy It takes seven years to reach academic language proficiency. Students deepen language skills through complex ideas embedded in the middle school curriculum. 2. Internationally Recognized Program The IB MYP is based on the highest international academic standards. The IB is widely recognized around the world in preparing students for success at university. Students explore 10 subjects... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017
At EBI, we want our students to inquire and take action on real-world issues, constantly working to bring the world into the classroom. Last week, our 5th graders conducted a video conference, in Spanish, with students from an IB school in Mexico. Given that in their unit of inquiry students are researching about technology and the socio-economic development of communities, the students wanted to learn more about what happens in other countries around the usage of technology. Not only were our... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Lily (class of 2019), has been a student at Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) since preschool. The International Baccalaureate programme at EBI supports students in becoming not only inquirers, but problem solvers. Lily was inspired to take action on the homelessness issue in the Bay Area after reading "Be a change maker: How to start something that matters". Lily founded, "Earth Without art=EH", to be able to be a part of a solution. The organization sells children's art and proceeds are... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
Assessments at EBI are an integral part of the teaching and learning process. They involve a multidimensional approach to help us understand how students learn. They also help teachers adapt or modify their practices to best meet the needs of the students. At EBI we use different evaluation tools to assess not only each student, but also the overall effectiveness and rigor of the curriculum. One of the evaluation tools we use is the Educational Record Bureau (ERB) Test. Students from 3rd-7th... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
This morning, I was awakened by the cool, morning air wafting through the screen door, carrying with it the sounds of crowing roosters, braying burros and the barking and howling of myriad of feral and pet dogs. I arrived in Oaxaca, Mexico yesterday morning after taking the redeye from San Francisco to Mexico City en route to visit a former EBI family (the O’Brien/Howells) and the IB school where our alumnus, Truman, is currently enrolled. As we consider how to continue to internationalize our... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Second Day: A Walk Through Humid Wonder Today we hiked through the cloudy forest in Monteverde. The rainforest was humid, but despite its name it was a clear day and the only respite from the heat were the cool breezes and the shade of the trees. Flowers were everywhere. Vines hung to the ground, and moss covered everything we could see. Halfway through our walk, we found a metal tower set to the right side of the path. We climbed up in small groups, guided only by curiosity and a very well... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Eighth graders embarked on a great adventure; the first international trip for EBI middle schoolers.  We are very happy to share with you their experiences in a weekly series, make sure to come back to read all seven articles! All the articles were written by the students as well as great photos of their experiences. Enjoy!   First Day: Exploring New Lands|Traveling to New Places At Sarchi By Anabella and Truman This morning we enjoyed a buffet of delicious rice, beans, bread, eggs,... Read More
Posted by EBI Spanish Summer Camp on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  By popular demand we've added additional spots in our first session (June 26- July 7). All sessions are open to EBI and non EBI campers! Spread the word!  
Posted by Jon Fulk, Head of School on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Unsurprisingly, from time-to-time, I hear parents and even some educators ask: Why do we have so many students with learning differences now? While there is evidence that demonstrates an uptick in cases of ADHD and autism, the short answer to this question is twofold: we have a deeper understanding of learning and the different ways people learn, and we are better at identifying learning differences. The longer answer is that brain research and other advances in technology are driving us... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We are always innovating our curriculum at EBI and Chinese in the Garden is a perfect example! The 3rd grade students are using their five senses in a three part series to explore gardening, arts and science while learning Mandarin Chinese. Part 1: "Chinese in the Garden: A sensorial learning experience" A note from the teacher: We started our series in circle time where we practiced introducing ourselves using greetings in Chinese. From there we talked about the names of the vegetables that... Read More