At Rama Road, the population of our students is extremely diverse- there are over 30 countries represented at our school alone! We believe that students need to start to think "globally" at the earliest age possible. We believe that as technology increases and Charlotte becomes a melting pot of cultures, it is important to give our students a sense of local and global identity.
In the 2017-18 school year, Rama Road will continue to focus on Globalization. Globalization, as defined by National Geographic, is the connection of different parts of the world. As people, ideas, knowledge, and goods move more easily around the globe, the experiences of people around the world become more similar.
Each grade level will be connected with a school in the country of their choice. Globalization will be integrated throughout the curriculum to create an overall understanding of the country they are studying, as well as the ability to understand that students around the world share many of the same qualities due to globalization. Communication will be facilitated with students around the globe all year long in order for students to grow in comparison, global awareness, and communication near and far.
First Grade and K/1 Combination: France
Second Grade: Kenya
The Akili School is located in the Obunga Slums which is located in Kisumu city, Kenya in East Africa. Kisumu is the 3rd largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa.
What an awesome morning for 2nd grade. They had a Skype session with their sister school- Akili Prep school in KENYA!!! 10/22/15
Our teachers plan amazing experiences for our students!!
Elimu House Schools is a private mixed boarding school located in Nairobi, Kenya. Since opening it's doors in 2009 Elimu House schools has earned a reputation for outstanding academic, sporting and cultural achievements. It is also among the Highest Ranked Private Schools in Kenya as awarded by the Kenya Schools Report
Third Grade: Australia
Westgarth Primary School, in Melbourne, was founded in 1924, is a classic local school. Over 600 students learn in 27 classes under the guidance of 37 teachers and approximately 12 support staff. Westgarth Primary prides itself on providing students with a dynamic learning environment in a friendly community atmosphere.
Fourth Grade: England
Hotham Primary School
is a friendly primary school in Putney, London with an ethos for encouraging and nurturing children’s curiosity, enthusiasm and independence for learning. In September 2011 they officially admitted their first ‘Bilingual’ class into the Reception year.
Fifth Grade: Jamaica
Allman Town Primary School is located in Kingston, Jamaica. Similarly to Rama Road, they also offer Single Gender Classes. Allman Town Primary's mission is a stimulative and child friendly learning environment that caters to the holistic development of our students and all other stakeholders, empowering them to make positive contributions to the society, and to compete and/or lead in the dynamic global village.