Viaquenti opened its doors in 2008 at our first location on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City (Viaquenti The Village). We opened up as Viaquenti Preschool with two classrooms for children 2–5 years. We quickly grew and by 2010 had added our third classroom, allowing us to offer an Early Preschool, Preschool, and Pre-K classes. Over the years we had many families from the community join us and we grew to capacity at our school. We were also able to begin offering a bilingual education to our students in 2010 which started in the morning programs where we incorporated the Spanish language into the lessons. In 2013 we then began our Spanish Immersion After School programs and greatly increased the level of Spanish that was being offered in our morning programs.
In March of 2015 we relocated to a new location on Jersey Avenue (Viaquenti Soho West) and officially changed our name to Viaquenti Academy. With more space available at our new location we were now able to offer classes for children from 3 months up to Kindergarten.
Our mission is to develop internationally minded students who are actively engaged in their learning and who work towards a better world.
Our goal is for students to become excited about learning, using the inquiry method they will set challenging goals for themselves and remain motivated to achieve them. These internationally minded students work towards developing innovative ideas that will benefit local communities and global societies, making a better future for us all. Students will be exposed to cultures around the world developing them into open-minded global citizens.
Our Vision is to develop students who strive to further their education and knowledge of the world around them, becoming global citizens and contributing and participating in our shared world. Our students are the future leaders and can give us the chance at a more accepting and peaceful world in which we work together and engage in issues and ideas with both local and global significance. We strive to develop students who are actively engaged in their own learning and choose to explore new ideas and strategies through hands on learning. They take on the responsibility of their own learning while keeping an open mind to accept and understand the opinions and ideas of others. Our students are taught using an innovative curriculum based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory and Project Based Approach.
Viaquenti Academy understands that every learner has different ways to relate to new knowledge, meaning because we are all different, we assimilate and interpret information differently. We, at Viaquenti, welcome all different type of learners and are committed to offer an inclusive educational environment. We give priority to the development of a learner’s self and personality rather than any specific content area because we know building a solid foundation on personal interests allow individuals to create agency and develop to his/her full potential. Educating motivated and active learners is the corner stone of future entrepreneurs that will innovate and be meaningful contributors to our local and global community.
Our lessons are designed to accommodate different type of learners by customizing the display of information. We offer alternatives for visual and auditory information. As a bilingual school, we will promote understanding across languages and illustrate content through a variety of multimedia. Viaquenti will provide learners with multiple options for comprehension by using visualization, highlighting patterns, critical features, and manipulating objects in order to maximize understanding of concepts.
Viaquenti will vary the teaching methods that a will accommodate to each learner by optimizing the usage of tools and assistive technologies.
Viaquenti guides students to appropriate goal-setting while supporting planning and strategy development. Developing individual choice and autonomy is paramount to Viaquenti’s educational mission while instilling important human values that will foster collaboration and community. Viaquenti students develop self-assessment and reflection that facilitates personal coping skills and strategies that will ultimately optimize motivation for excellence.