Getting Our Kids to Never Give Up!
4Points Academy -- Private School - Grades K-8
- The Importance of a Growth Mindset in our Students
- The 4PA Journey - Program Feature - Spanish
- September & October Happenings
- Afterschool Program with Homework Help - Open Enrollment
- We Recommend....
*Field Trip - Pollyanna Theatre - Lady Bird Johnson Play
*Tuition Scholarships available
A Positive Mindset
"I can't do it, I just can't do it!" This was the exclamation of one of our students this week. She was exasperated that she could not figure out a math problem. Her teacher went and sat beside her and said, "ok, let's take it step by step and figure it out together. But, first, you have to believe that you can do it or you are always going to believe you can't."
This interaction reminded me of the importance of belief in oneself. Some kids are naturally self-confident, but the majority are not. Those kids need to be encouraged and motivated to be confident.
We have found that the integration of Mindfulness elements throughout our program is having a positive impact. From words of encouragement, to targeted exercises with our Big Life journals, to the integration of breathing exercises, frequent stretches, and yoga, our goal is for our kids to be more focused, and to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities. We also focus on developing kids that are going to be leaders in our community -- Students who will recognize the importance of making good choices in their lives and who will positively impact the lives of others.
Throughout this year, we will share with you more about our Mindfulness journey. Email us your stories and questions - we would love to know what is happening in your current schools.
Yoga class introduces tranquility, while improving agility and developing a positive outlook
Taking a few minutes out of the day to clear their minds allows our students to see and understand more clearly
Ah, now I get it!
With a little patience and belief, kids can finally see how things work in their surrounding environment!
If you are deciding on which language to introduce to your child, Spanish is a popular option. Spanish comes in second as one of the most widely spoken languages worldwide, and it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is the primary language of Spain, Central and South America, and many of the US population who are bilingual, speak Spanish. Kids learning Spanish will have a great advantage.See Bilingual Kidspot.
At 4PA, we value diversity of thought and background. One of the ways we embrace that value is through the integration of foreign languages - Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. With native Spanish instructors, our goal is for our students to truly master the ability to listen, read, write, and speak Spanish. To accomplish our goal, we integrate a robust curriculum taught by native Spanish speakers, along with practical exposure to the language via art, yoga, and cooking.
Our afterschool program MindQuest offers:
- Great option for parents looking for quality after-school care with a learning focus. MindQuest comprises 2.5 - 3 hours of after-school care.
- Choice of Academic & Enrichment Classes - Math, Reading/Writing, Spanish, Art, & More....
- Daily Homework Help
- Fun, Supervised Playtime - Indoor & Outdoor
- Door-to-door shuttle service from the Steiner Ranch schools to IQuest Center.
Significantly Greater Overall Value Than YMCA Afterschool Program & Daycare!!!
CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATION -- 512.537.7664
Mandarin Classes & Tutoring
Learn to Read, Write and Speak Mandarin
Students will learn Mandarin and follow a curriculum taught by a native Mandarin teacher
We Recommend! The Barton Hill Fall Festival
Join us each month as we recommend an activity or a place to visit based on our own students' experiences! Our Journey has taken us far and near! Keep reading to find out about some fun nuggets!
Barton Hills Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch - September 28, 2019 - November 3, 2019
This event promises to have fun activities for all ages - fall photos, pumpkin patch, corn maze, delicious food and drinks and more!!. Visit - Barton Hills to learn more.
IQuest is our afterschool program which provides afterschool care, enrichment classes, and tutoring. IQuest also provides summer camps and other special programs for kids in the surrounding neighborhoods of Four Points, Lakeway, & Cedar Park.