The New Victorian School academic program is bilingual — French and English. The French curriculum follows that of Haiti’s Minister of Education. The American program is based on a high-level, Christian-oriented curriculum from the United States. It is composed of three levels; preschool, elementary and middle school. At the end of the year, all students receive two report cards; one with the American English curriculum and one in French with Haiti’s Minister of Education curriculum.
The French academic program is composed of Preschool, Primary and middle School. It follows the Haitian Minister of Education’s curriculum and part of the French curriculum from France. They will be able to participate in the “Rhéto” and “Philo” exams and complete their “etudes secondaires.”
The American academic program is based on a high-level, Christian-oriented curriculum. It consists of pre-school, elementary and middle school grades. They will be able to participate in standardized testing and complete their high school studies. Remedial classes for new students who have difficulties with English are required to attend our summer camp, afterschool program and Saturday classes.
At the end of the year, all students receive two report cards; one with the American curriculum subjects, one in French with Haiti’s minister of Education and France’s curriculum subjects.
In order to enhance the scholastic achievements of TNVS students, we have an afterschool program which takes place from Monday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, There, we provide homework assistance, bring greater clarification and understanding of lessons presented to them in class, test preparation, and supervision of their daily studies.
TNVS has a technology division for our 5th grade to 8th grade students. The curriculum includes typing, Microsoft Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, basic use of the internet for research assignments.
The New Victorian School has a music department where students learn violin, viola, cello, double bass, keyboard/piano, music theory, percussion/tambour, and singing. Students are eligible for program participation beginning at second grade and are chosen based on their grades, their conduct, and their creative abilities. Music classes will take place on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings and are mandatory for those selected.
TNVS also has a dance division where students learn the various Latin dances such as Tcha Tcha Tcha, rumba, salsa, tango as well as Haitian folkloric dance. In addition, our students learn embroidery, beading, and jewelry-making.
Every Saturday morning, we provide supplementary practice exercises in English conversation and writing, as well as music, dance, and broderie. It’s essential that the students practice what they learn throughout the week as access to English is very limited in Haiti.