English as a Second Language
The ESL program serves international students for whom English is not their first language. Though students entering the school are already proficient in English (click here for our TOEFL requirements), this program is meant to supplement our curriculum to support them through the rigor of our classes. We also aim to teach them the skills and confidence to express themselves effectively in English and to participate fully in all aspects of community life at The Waldorf School of Garden City. Our specialized ESL instructor provides three levels of support for students in the program:
- Students will receive English as a Second Language instruction tailored to their grade and curriculum.
- Students will receive individualized coaching in English based on their individual needs and weak points.
- Students will receive coaching and support for their class work and homework.