Great facilities can enhance the learning experience, but at the end of the day it all comes down to teachers. They're the ones with the student day in and day out, nurturing, guiding them good choices, and opening the path to lifelong learning.
At Daystar Academy, we are fortunate to have incredibly dedicated foreign and Chinese teachers–all licensed and highly qualified. Their commitment is second to none, and we enjoy a very low level of turnover.
Daystar teachers have a minimum of five years of teaching experience, and share a commitment to building mastery in English and Chinese, as well as the IB PYP learner attributes. To achieve that, English and Chinese teachers work together to provide maintain parity in both languages as students advance.
Each homeroom is supported by a dedicated bilingual paraeducator who provides learning support for students and teachers.
Most of our math teachers have been with Daystar Academy for at least 6 years, and have closely monitored the students’ progress throughout their development. Finally, our special-subject teachers in Physical Education, Music and Art are also enthusiastic and passionate about helping students achieve a high level of excellence.
TEACHING, LEARNING & INNOVATION AND OUTCOMES
The Teaching, Learning and Innovation (TLI) team strives to 'empower the school community through collaborative leadership to build capacity for Daystar's continuous growth and development.’They support continual improvement in academic and educational support services, and have far-reaching responsibilities that include curriculum development, accreditation, data management and analysis, teaching and learning, policy development, educational support and library services.
The TLI team brings cohesion to Daystar's K-12 program, encourages a culture of professional growth and development, and defines ‘the Daystar way'.
Academic outcomes within the school are consistently strong, with Daystar students performing at least one grade level above native English speakers in English reading (based on US Measures of Academic Progress scores in 2017). For Chinese language, Daystar students participate in the Dongcheng District exams and perform on par with students in local public schools.