Setting TK-2 Up for Success!

Setting TK-2 Up for Success!

The first day of kindergarten is the day we begin teaching our youngest students all the ways to be their best- academically, socially, and emotionally. Just like learning a new language or musical instrument, we believe the younger you start building good study habits and self-reflection behaviors, the better. At Ivy Academia, a tuition-free TK-8 public charter school in Woodland Hills, California, we take the truly transformational years of Kindergarten through second grade -where so much amazing growth happens- and develop a solid foundation.

A Foundation in Quality Education

Ivy Academia provides a high quality standards-based education to students, but also includes strong support so students don’t slip between the cracks. As a small school, we have the flexibility to customize a student’s education however and whenever they need it. This is especially important in the beginning years so students don’t get left behind or feel frustrated because they can’t keep up. Stumbling over letter combinations? We can help! Numbers not adding up? Maybe a different approach is needed- we’re here to meet your students where they are. Here are some ways our free TK-8 school supports our TK-2 learners:

  • Instructional aides in all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. 
  • Para-professional support.
  • Lower student/staff ratio than other schools in the area.
  • Screening assessments. We give three major assessments a year for math and reading and many small ones so we can adjust as needed. Student-centered academic groups are created based on assessments.
  • Student support team if necessary.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) newcomers get access to Rosetta Stone’s education platform to help with instruction.

A quality education isn’t limited strictly to academics. At our free TK-8 public school, we are committed to exciting enrichments too, like our entrepreneurial program, Ivy Community. While we might not throw out how to figure out tax percentages just yet, our younger students enjoy learning about business like setting up a colorful art shop where they learn some cash register basics (math in action!) and maybe a little understanding of supply and demand?


ABC’s + SEL’s = The Whole Child

Learning how to be a good friend, scholar, and leader starts on Day One at our free public elementary school. Ivy Academia uses Character Strong, a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program that emphasizes the importance of kindness and finding solutions that work for everyone. Learning good communication skills is key and we teach and model using our words and finding ways to practice self-control. 


As a small and engaged school, we know all of our students by name (and personality!). This familiarity builds confidence as students feel comfortable and supported. We also like to recognize the positive ways our students interact and participate. Even our littlest learners can challenge themselves to reach perfect attendance or actively demonstrate our school-wide expectations (CHAMPS program) - we see and celebrate you! 


Start your child off with a quality education from the very beginning- join our Ivy Academia Puma family and enroll today!

About Ivy Academia

Ivy Academia is a tuition-free public charter elementary & middle school serving transitional kindergarten through eighth graders in Woodland Hills, California. At Ivy Academia, we empower our students to realize their fullest potential through meaningful and innovative educational opportunities. We use a cross-curricular approach, focusing on an entrepreneurial mindset. We believe in a high-quality, customized education, setting high expectations and offering robust academic support. Our small, TK-8 program partners with families and the surrounding community in preparing students to become dynamic leaders in the 21st century. Join our growing school, enroll today!