First Presbyterian Academy offers an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program for Upper and Lower School students. ESOL students receive assistance according to their levels and abilities based on English assessment results in the classroom. Outside tutoring opportunities are available to students based on the need for homework help and further English support.

Components of the ESOL Program include:

  • Cognitive Academic Language Skills - vocabulary building, grammar, reading comprehension, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills – classroom routines, non-verbal communication, cultural emersion and social interaction.
  • A teacher created lesson plan tailored for each student.