OVERVIEW

NOVA Elementary School is an independent, co-educational international school, bringing together children from around the world, as well as from Macedonia. All instruction is in English. . Our focus is on the whole child, helping students grow emotionally, academically, socially and physically. The curriculum is based on the American Massachusetts State Framework and has been modified to meet international standards. Our faculty is made up of both native speakers and teachers who are highly proficient in English. They are well educated and hold Bachelor degrees in education or the equivalent. Serving a growing, diverse and vibrant community of international families, we create a safe, nurturing, and enriched learning environment. We help children develop the character, knowledge and skills to be successful, productive and happy lifelong learners.

FACILITIES

The new purpose-built facility which houses all three divisions – the Early Education Center, the Elementary School and Middle School - is spacious and filled with sunlight and warm colors. The classrooms, corridors and public areas were designed to be provocative and challenging, inspiring
students to explore and learn. This innovative design has won the 2010 Annual Grand Prix Award from
the Association of Macedonian Architects. Classrooms open to the outside, where there are ample green areas and a safe playground with a climbing frame. There is also an outdoor basketball court and small soccer field. The building is ecologically sound, including a green roof with sustainable plants that use the rainwater, act as insulation and cut down radiation reflected into adjacent classroom windows. Living trees and plants that change from season to season grow in gardens in the atrium and amphitheater area. Our new, award-winning building is just another reason why NOVA students love to come to school.

STUDENTS

We are a family of different countries and cultures

Our student body is 70% international students, from over 40 countries, and 30% children from the local community. The Macedonian students are ethnically mixed and add another level of diversity to the school’s international community. All students are valued and encouraged to share and take pride in their heritage. As educators we understand the unique advantages and challenges of raising children abroad. We limit the number of students per class to 18, with a minimum of one teacher assistant per grade level. 

 

FACULTY

The NOVA faculty is a team of dedicated, gifted and caring educators from around the world. They hold appropriate degrees and certification in their various subject areas. Our teachers have significant cross-cultural educational experience and can individualize instruction to suit student needs. NOVA encourages all faculty members to be lifelong learners by continuously updating their knowledge and skills of pedagogy and curriculum. They have access to international exchanges, professional development and educational conferences throughout the school year.