International Children's School - Early Learning Academy


Learning, discovering, caring, sharing and becoming are all part of what happens for the young children who enter our world.

Early Learning Programs

We are proud to be a small school. Our student / teacher ratio is low and our students benefit from the extra one-on-one attention they deserve.  We incorporate a second language (currently Spanish and French), music, and a dance class into our learning program. The curriculum at ICS mixes free-spirited activities with lessons in:

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • Good Manners
  • Physical Activities and Play
  • Other basic early childhood educational components.

ICS offers one of the best reading, spelling and math programs for children of ages 3 to age 6. Students who are enrolled from age 3 and remain a student here until age 6 usually leave with reading levels far beyond grade 4 and grade 5.In addition to our focus on early education and learning, we also promote the lost art of handwriting. Most of our students’ handwriting has been rated better than most staff members and parents.

ICS operates from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, offering parents flexible scheduling with early morning care from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM and an after-school care from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, in a safe, secure environment. We are not known as a baby sitting service! Children are challenged with new concepts on a daily basis.

Program Selection

Preschool - Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten to First Grade

We offer full-time and part-time programs to fit your schedule. We also enroll throughout the year based on availability.

Three Day Program Times: (ex. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

  • 8:30am - 3:30pm (Parents select the three days)
  • 8:30pm - 5:30pm ( *Program is only T,W,TH)
  • 8:00am - 8:30am (Early Morning Add-on)

Full-Time Program / Preschool Grade 1: (Monday - Friday)

  • 8:30am - 3:30pm (M-F)
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm (*Program is only T,W,TH)
  • 8:00am - 8:30am (Early Morning Add-on)

For information concerning program availability and our South Burlington Childcare tuition rates, please call (802) 865-3344

After School Program

In addition to our regular academic learning programs, ICS offers a full slate of after-school academic programs that will enrich the lives of our older students. These programs will allow students to both fine-tune their learning skills and develop even further into their growths and interests. Each student will have the opportunity to receive a personalized learning program to meet their particular needs. Our after-school programs include handwriting, academic subject tutoring and homework help, mathematics, writing and editing, and foreign languages.

Ages: 6-9 years old
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday

Summer Program: Ages 3-6

We have a special “Summer Club Language Program” that is offered in July.  We will be setting up 3 weeks of language and sports camp for children. We will be able to run this program if a total of 10 or more students request our summer program.

The program will be set up as individual weekly camps to address all students levels, beginning with "Simple Introduction" to the levels that follow. Please see enrollment forms to fill out as soon as the new school year begins.  Request your Language of interest!

These are the following programs that will be offered to parents :

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • First Week: Language Immersion Class I / Plus Sports /span>

  • Second Week: Language Immersion Class II / Plus Sports

  • Third Week: Language Immersion Class III / Plus Sports

   Cost: $975.00/ 3 Weeks * One time enrollment fee of $300.00.

   For registration information for the upcoming school year, please see the Enrollment Page.

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Parent's Testimonials

"My son has been in this school for the last two and half years and we are very happy with the school. In my knowledge this is the only early education program in this area and the teachers and the principal do a wonderful job of teaching young children with dedication and love. The children learn different languages (English, French and Spanish), Math, music and theme along with time to play as well as story time."