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School Special Classes

Brookfield Academy encourages children to discover who they are and to pursue their own interests. Our special classes foster a child’s desire for new challenges and opportunities that celebrate their expanding world. Each of these classes are taught by special teacher.

Special classes vary by age level at each of our four Michigan campuses.

Special Classes May Include:

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S.T.E.A.M. Technology

STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. We encourage our students to ask questions and discover answers in a way that keeps them engaged and still asking more questions.

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Art Education

The art area in a Montessori classroom provides developmentally appropriate and open-ended experiences that foster creativity and sensory development. We feel that art is one of the many ways children express themselves and communicate their feelings.

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Music is incorporated in the classrooms in many ways throughout the day. From transition times to lessons, music and song is infused throughout the day. Montessori bells and other instruments are available for experimentation and formal instruction.

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Capitalizing on the young child’s propensity for language acquisition, foreign language is integrated into the prepared environment through individual and small group instruction utilizing hands-on materials and experiential, conversational interaction.

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Physical Education

Children want to move and need to move.  Our environments allow for movement, both purposeful and playful.  From gross motor work in the classroom to running on the playground to music with movement, children can engage in physical activity throughout their day, promoting both  emotional growth and intellectual growth.

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Check a Campus Calendar

Find out important holidays, closures and celebrations by campus:
  1. Livonia School
  2. Rochester Hills School
  3. Troy School
  4. West Bloomfield School
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