French – K-2
The goal for our bi-weekly French classes for kindergarten through 2nd grade is to open our student’s minds to new brain gymnastics and new francophone cultures. The class approach uses playful activities using repetitions and cross-references to retain basic vocabulary and sentence formation. The learning tools include games, songs, and projects.
French – 3-5
French curriculum for grades 3-5 focuses on basic language skills and cultural awareness. Our positive and engaging environment allows students to develop their French language skills gradually. We place a strong emphasis on oral communication and listening comprehension, allowing young learners to become comfortable with the language. We introduce cultural elements to foster an appreciation for the Francophone world.
Our classes focus on the following: greetings and introductions, the alphabet and spelling, numbers, days and months, and the weather. We learn how to express our likes and dislikes. We learn the words for our family members, our friends, and our pets. We learn basic grammar concepts and verb conjugation, sentence structure and adjectives, and adjective agreement. This is all done through interactive activities, games, songs, and drawing. We also learn through creating our own mini-stories and presenting our work to our fellow classmates.
Spanish – Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)
Our middle school Spanish program is designed to lay the foundation for foreign language learning by focusing on vocabulary building, verb conjugation, and grammar. We aim to boost comprehension and communication skills through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Students explore Latin America and Spain’s rich and diverse cultures through art, music, geography, and history. Games, videos, and hands-on projects are designed to make class fun and engaging.
Carden Academy of Maui is committed to educating the whole child through a balance of academic excellence, character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting.
We are an independent, private school located in the Upcountry Maui area of Pukalani. Founded in 1998, the school serves children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, with one class per grade and a maximum enrollment of 184 students.