Academics

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, all students in grades K4 - 4th grade will be able to choose one of three academic tracks of study to follow during their time at ECA Prep.

Stem Program

Students will:

  • Engage in hands-on learning through exploration, discovery, and problem solving.
  • Understand the connections between scientific inquiry and engineering design and their ability to read, write and apply math and science skills.

Experiences will include:

  • NASA Goddard Space Center (3rd & 4th only)
  • Watkins Nature Center
  • Irvine Nature Center
  • Howard B. Owens Science Center
  • Senior Year Trip to Kennedy Space Center

Performance Arts

Students will:

  • Develop an appreciation of a variety of art forms and expressions; including but not limited to dance, drama production, and recitals
  • Select from a variety of musical instruments for instruction and training performance

Experiences will include:

  • Participation in Arts Productions & recitals
  • John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • Other local theatre venues
  • Senior Year Trip to New York City

Spanish Immersion

Students will:

  • Participate in partial immersion in which 50% of classroom instruction is provided in the Spanish
  • Reading is taught in both the first and second language
  • Become global and multicultural learners as they are exposed to cultures other than their own

Experiences will include:

  • Cultural Day experiences
  • Visit to Embassies in Washington, DC
  • Senior Year Trip Abroad!