Our academic program runs from 8.00am – 12.00pm. During this time we function as a school structure following a structured timetable and lessons. We cover the core subjects of Math and English each day and include Science and social studies at different points throughout the week. We like to make learning a fun and enjoyable experience and playing with our peers at break time, developing social skills is important to us, therefore each morning we have circle time where the children are encouraged to greet each other and discuss how we are feeling today.

Each student has an Individualized Education Plan to reflect goals/targets they need to work on, and a community inclusion goal which will outline how they will access and participate in the community.

Many parents ask us ‘what curriculum do you use?’ The answer is whatever suits your child’s learning style best. Here at MAE, we offer all our students Individualised education plans (IEP’s).

IEP’s are written and implemented after several weeks of observation in the classroom environment, ensuring we fully understand the child or young person’s weaknesses, strengths and what teaching style, curriculum, and method work best: with the input of our full-time Head of Education, Special education teacher, and BCBA.

We use worldwide recognized assessment tools that are developed to monitor the progress of children who have fallen behind academically, have learning disabilities/delays or other barriers to learning.

The benchmarks are a set of achievable objectives or prerequisite skills that allow children with difficulties or delays to work towards more realistic meaningful goals and still make academic progress! In the case of the student relocating countries or moving to another school, these goals and benchmarks can be shared in the form of a report to share with the new supporting team.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a core foundation at Modern Alternative Education. Each academic and vocational class has Behaviour Analytic principles embedded within the teaching methodology, ensuring all of our students are able to reach their full potential.

We meet with parents to discuss the goals set in the IEP’s each term and then begin implementing the differentiated learning strategies in the classroom. We like to work as closely with parents as possible as we are strong believers in following the same structures and academic techniques at home to ensure consistency with learning- beneficial to the student.