We have built our curriculum based on the Montessori method enhanced with learning another language. We believe learning more than one language promotes early literacy. In addition, the children will recognize, understand and adapt to people from different cultures; an important skill to have in our modern global society.
Why We're Great
At Prospect Academy our teachers are our main asset. We choose our teachers carefully based on their qualifications, personal approach to teaching, their views on our philosophy.
Co-Founder & Director
Graduated from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg with specialization in Early Child Education.
«Loves working with kids and favorite activity is cooking with 3, 4 and 5 year old chefs».
Co-Founder & Program Director
Lada received MA in Philosophy and Social Studies form St. Petersburg State University. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching languages (English, German, Russian) to children and adults; taught in Russia, Germany and USA; studied and taught immersion method and situational approach in learning a second language in Germany. She has been working in the USA in the field of early childhood, bilingual education since 2007.
«Is known for her philosophical approach in dealing with temper tantrums of 3 year olds».
Co-Founder & Community
Elena is an active member and organizer of Russian Speaking Community in Westchester and a strong proponent of multilingual teaching approach in early childhood education. Elena holds MS in Computer and Information Science from Fordham University. At Prospect Academy, Elena takes the role of events coordinator and community organizer. Elena is also a mother of Prospect Academy’s first student, who is perfecting her third language now.