The 2017 J-term dates are January 4-19. Normal school hours apply to on-campus programs. J-term concludes on Thursday evening, 19 January, with our Beyond the Books Showcase, where highlights of each course will be shared. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Scope of Primary J-Term Sessions:
Every afternoon from 12:30-3:30 students will be engaged in a focused course that is specific to each grade level. The students will be learning about their subject through fun projects, various artistic mediums, technology, and field trips. Each day there will be an opening and closing ceremony where students can display what they have been learning with their peers.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade – Focus on author studies!
Snacks, Crafts, Projects, Drama, Field Trips all focused on the love of reading. Our author studies include: Roald Dahl, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eric Carle, Laura Numeroff, and Mo Willems.
3rd Grade- Serious about Science!
Exploring and building simple machines with LEGO Education kits. Students will create and discover how the world around them works and gain a basic understanding of physics.
4th Grade-Diving in deep with Rwanda!
Celebrating the culture (drumming, dance, art), history, geography and language of our country. Students will take a trip to the King’s Palace in Butare, a field trip to More Than Sparrows and will experience a home visit with a local Rwandan family.
5th Grade- Discovering personal leadership!
Students will be introduced to the basics of leadership and will investigate their strengths. Students will learn about team building in a culmination of fun tasks while camping for 3 days.
Scope of Secondary J-Term Courses:
Practice your outdoor skills and appreciate God’s creation by learning about tracking animals, spotting birds, building shelters, fixing wounds, defending yourself, and anything else you need to thrive in the hills of Rwanda. You will get to put your skills to the test by hiking a portion of the Congo-Nile Trail.
Kites Writes is the place for you to unlock your inner writer by helping you create literary works of art that free the mind, challenge the heart, and explore the soul.
Learn digital drawing, how to make webpages, and more advanced topics like cryptography and algorithms. You will learn the basics of computer programming at your own pace.
Combine the unique cultures and flavors of France and Korea in FranCorean Cuisine. FranCorean cuisine includes training on food, nutrition, culinary theory, and trips to local French and Korean restaurants.
A Theatre Experience
You and your classmates will become an ensemble, sharing together the basics of theatre making and your own stories to create a performance. This theatre experience, infused with music, is centered on working together towards a common goal, where at the end, when the curtain falls you can identify what part you played in making it happen.
Become an investigator, collecting and analyzing the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves – the victims. Expect to stretch your intellectual capabilities and skills to the utmost as you collect and analyze forensic evidence from the darkest corners.
Short Film Festival
Come learn from highly trained and skilled professionals as you explore the entire film process, from storyboarding, viewing, film genres, software editing, green screens, and more. Collaborate with a team to produce a short film, which will be featured at the first annual KICS Film Festival.
Fab Lab Rwanda
Through the use of Rwanda’s first digital fabrication lab and led by faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fab Lab joins design and production through the use of computer design software and 3D Printing.