Our HistoryWho We Are
In 2008, Hakima Elamiri had a vision of an international bilingual school where children could learn Islamic religious values and American citizenship. Today, she has realized her vision by having created a vibrant learning center with children and teachers representing 31 countries. Ms. Hakima is widely recognized for her great devotion to children and her infinite patience and wisdom. She is a hands-on director who knows the personality, temperament, strengths, weaknesses and family background of every child in the school. COTW is fruition of Ms. Hakima’s love of children and her commitment to their education, development, and successful preparation for the future.
The Benefits of a Bilingual Education
The advantages of being bilingual carry over throughout your life. Bilingualism alters brain chemistry which has been linked to staving off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. (Jha, 2011)
Bilinguals have increased mental flexibility and creativity. (Hakuta, 1985)
Bilingual children in dual-immersion schools have been shown to score higher on both verbal and math standardized tests conducted in English (Pearson, 2009)
Facilities and Organizations
COTW is a comprehensive learning center with a beautiful and meticulously cultivated campus ready to meet all of your child's needs. We have bright and spacious classrooms, a computer lab, an indoor gym and an outdoor playground, all paired with dedicated, experienced teachers using modern technology ready for our 21st century learners!
We encourage collaboration between families and the school and have a dedicated PTO to facilitate the flow of ideas and exchange of information. COTW welcomes parents wishing to serve as volunteers.
Technology In the Classroom
COTW has an on-site computer lab to ensure children become familiar with computing and the internet. We integrate Ipads into all of our classes to facilitate learning and update parents on children's progress.
What Parents are Saying
Hours Of Teaching
All children are welcome at Children of the World. Our Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, sex, color, creed, or national origin.