Courses

Tuition and Entry Fee

2016-2017

New Student Entry Fee:

Belizean Citizen: $2,000BZ per student
Non-Belizean citizen: $2,000 US per student

PIA considers a child registered when the entry fee is deposited.  If a parent wants to reserve a seat in the classroom, the full year tuition must be paid, regardless of how many months the student is attending classes. 

Please see our age/Standard breakdown for 2016/17

Upper Primary:

Std. 6 must turn 13 by Dec. 30, 2003 birth 

Std. 5 must turn 12 by Dec. 30, 2004 birth 

Std. 4 must turn 11 by Dec. 30, 2005 birth

Middle Primary:

Std. 3 must turn 10 by Dec. 30, 2006 birth 

Std. 2 must turn 9 by Dec. 30, 2007 birth 

Std. 1 must turn 8 by Dec. 30, 2008 birth

Lower Primary:

Inf.  2 must turn 7 by Dec. 30, 2009 birth 

Inf.  1 must turn 6 by Dec. 30, 2010 birth 

Early Childhood:

Beginners must turn 5 by Dec. 30, 2011 birth 

Preschool year 2 must turn 4 by Dec. 30, 2012 birth 

Preschool year 1 must turn 3 by Dec. 30, 2013 birth

Registration / Enrollment:

PIA considers a child registered when forms are submitted and payment is made. You are also expected to read and sign the Parent Handbook agreement that outlines the school’s policies and parental participation agreement. This will ensure that you are familiar with all of our operating procedures.

Payments begin August 1 and end May 1.

Monthly Tuition:

Our accountant will be available to collect your checks. You may also deposit monthly fees into our account: Atlantic Bank, Account Number 100230901, Peninsula International Academy

COURSES: 

The Early Childhood Classroom is a Montessori classroom. Ages 3 years to 6 years old. The Montessori Method is a way about thinking about who children are. It is a philosophy that respects the unique individuality of each child. Dr. Montessori believed in the worthiness, value and importance of children.

Her method does not compare a child to norms or standards that are measured by traditional educational systems. It is founded on the belief that children should be free to succeed and learn without restriction or criticism.

It is also an approach to education that takes to heart the needs, talents, gifts, and special individuality of each child. It is a process that helps children learn in their own way at their own pace. The main concept of Montessori is to promote the joy of learning. This joy of learning develops a well adjusted person who has a purpose and direction in his or her life. Children, who experience the joy of learning, are happy, confident, fulfilled children. In essence, Montessori helps bring forth the gift of each child.

Another important skill it teaches is self-reliance and independence. It helps a child to become independent by teaching him or her life skills, which is called practical life. Montessori children learn to dress themselves, help cook, put their toys and clothes away and take an active part of their household, neighborhood and school.

Montessori works in a methodical way. Each step in the process leads to the next level of learning. When a child plays, he or she is  learning concepts for abstract learning. Repetition of activities is an integral part of this learning process.