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Welcome to DK Schoolhouse

International Daycare & Kindergarten in Phnom Penh

Toddlers

Pre-K class for 18 months to 4 year-olds.

Wobblers

Kindergarten class for 4 – 6 year-olds.

Tykes

Primary class for 6 to 8 year-olds.

All About Us

WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP YOU

The DK team is a close-knit group of experienced and qualified teachers, many of whom are long term residents of Cambodia.

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Meet our Staff

Our teaching staff is comprised of an international group of qualified, early childhood educators.

Selecting certified, experienced teachers is a crucial aspect of our mission. Our international teachers and interns are selected after a rigorous vetting process. Special focus is given to their background experience, clear spoken English, and ability to communicate with and inspire young children. All are required to uphold our strict Child Protection policies, and to conduct themselves in a manner that is culturally respectful.

To ensure your child is receiving the very best care we have to offer, DK Schoolhouse provides it’s teachers with:

First Aid training and certification.  Specialized pedagogical training.

Ongoing professional development.  Interactive “training days” with a supervisor in class.

Our Mission

WHAT WE STAND FOR

DK Schoolhouse is a European-style preschool and kindergarten from Denmark for children aged 18 months to 8 years old. Our wonderful schoolhouse is located  in the heart of Phnom Penh’s embassy district with convenient parking and secured drop-off zones. All classes are conducted in English by our international team of teachers.

With learning methods developed by long-time residents of the Kingdom, DK Schoolhouse adapts Western modules of learning and presents them in a culturally appropriate manner.
We hold to the belief that:

“Each child who comes through our doors joins a community of children, families and teachers engaged in the joy, work and WONDER of childhood “

 

DK Schoolhouse cares deeply about this principle. It is the foundation that guides us in all aspects of childcare and early learning.

Community Focus
DK Schoolhouse actively promotes Cambodian culture study and awareness of the community and local environment. Through play-based experiences, children learn compassion, how to identify with the feelings of others and be concerned for the world around them.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
At our schoolhouse we provide children with an assortment of materials, which promote problem solving skills. Hands-on activities introduce children to foundational concepts of measurement, shapes and quantities. Routine activities are used to reinforce math concepts introduced throughout study period.

Communication and Literacy
We encourage children to ask questions and express themselves verbally. Children are supported in vocabulary building and foundation writing through daily class discussion and guided drawing periods. Class discussions help children learn to listen to others and articulate their own thoughts and feelings.

Art Corners: Through arts and crafts, children learn to express their feelings and imagination. Many craft activities are centered around Cambodian culture. Modeling, shaving cream and home-made finger paint are some examples of art tools used in class.

Sensory Corners: Children encounter materials used for developing fine (small) and large (gross) motor skills throughout school. The use of “Sensory Baskets” introduces children to a variety of cognitive activities and include materials for sorting, matching, feeling, pouring, building, tasting and smelling.

Creative Play Corner: Various props and materials are provided to stimulate the imagination during play periods. Children enjoy expanding our creative play corner by providing special toys, personal items and keepsakes from home.

Story Corners: DK Schoolhouse is committed to instilling a love of literacy in children from a very young age. Picture and story books are placed around school and used during dramatic play and story time. This method helps children learn to connect stories with their personal experiences, put occurrences in sequence and predict events.

Water and Sand: DK Schoolhouse has a huge swimming pool and many flotation and water play devices for safe water play. Our sandbox spans over 7 meters with sand imported directly from the coast of Kampot.

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Classes

THINGS TO DO

DK Schoolhouse learning philosophy

Every child, no matter how young, has the potential to develop into an equal and successful citizen of the world. Every experience can be turned into an opportunity for learning.

Each child is unique and deserves the opportunity to learn in an environment conducive to their individual needs. In addition to our award-winning curriculum, DK Schoolhouse promotes focused learning through hands on, play based experiences. Our Nursery through Grade 1 programs give children the freedom to grow at their own pace and to be supported in an environment which nurtures discovery, creativity, imagination and independence.

 

 

 

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DK Schoolhouse is proud to be a member of the internationally accredited, award-winning early learning system BrillKids. BrillKids Little Reader and Little Math curriculums are incorporated in classrooms from Nursery through Kindergarten.

What is BrillKids?

BrillKids is an interactive computer-based curriculum teaching core literacy, math and music concepts. BrillKids Little Reader and Little Math was developed by parents seeking to kick-start their child’s learning development.

BrillKids curriculum has won numerous awards in the field of education. BrillKids has rapidly gained a global ranking for being one of the best early literacy programs and is being implemented on an international scale including countries such as the United States, Canada, UK, Singapore, China, Japan and Russia!

What Does BrillKids Little Reader Include?

* Over 3000 vocabulary words in more than 180 different categories.
* Hundreds of interactive games following each lesson.
* 365 day lesson planning book for teachers and parents
* 25 sight-reading story books custom designed for lessons.
* Phonics flip chart for easy spelling practice.
* Flap Cards (words combined with pictures) for multistory word review.

What Does BrillKids Little Math Include?

* Teaches quantities by showing any given amount of objects.
* Short, high-speed lessons designed to stimulate right-brain learning.
* Changeable content with dozens of variations for each lesson.
* Customizable for teacher or parent voice-overs and personal pictures.
* Available online download library for expanding lessons.

Participation
BrillKids lessons must include active teacher participation. At DK Schoolhouse, Brillkids lessons are conducted on an individual basis for 5 – 10 minutes a day. Teachers sit children on their lap or close by and engage in discussion with each word or quantity. BrillKids is strictly a ‘choice’ curriculum. Should a child loose interest during a lesson, teachers may change the activity and continue the lesson when the child has regained interest.

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Pre-K 1:  Age 18 months – 3 years

Nursery gently introduces children to school life in a relaxed and playful environment. Children are exposed to a variety of activities which stimulate early learning in areas such as: listening, following, fine/gross motor skills, and creativity. Students learn to share, participate in group play, manage themselves and their belongings. Some of our routine class sessions include: music and movement, water play, sensory centers, socializing, puppets and drama. Students are encouraged to explore and develop at their own pace . Teachers assume a guidance role and help to provide choices and structure during learning periods.

Pre-K 2:  Ages  3 – 4 years

In Pre-Kindergarten, children build their social skills and understanding through thematic units such as “My Five Senses”, “Colors & Shapes” and “Under the Sea”. Pre-K introduces children to the concepts of community, awareness of others, emotions and problem solving. We foster an environment in which students are able to develop themselves and their growing interests. As part of DK Schoolhouse’s desire to promote early literacy, children are acquainted with the alphabet and given the opportunity to nurture burgeoning reading skills through library time, story-telling and sequential patterns (Before – now – after).

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Kindergarten:  Ages  4 – 6

Because Kindergarten is a crucial learning period for children, we seek to provide students with an environment which nurtures learning through fun and creativity. Throughout their year in Kindy, children participate in hands-on activities surrounding thematic units which cover social topics such as: “The World Around Us” “Health & Safety” and “Emotions.” Thematic units give children the opportunity to grow in areas such as critical thinking and problem solving, sharing and team working, identifying thoughts and feelings.
To develop skill in vocabulary, reading, writing and mathematics; teachers use a  variety of activities which incorporate drawing, quantity recognition, read-alouds and daily phonics sessions.

 

Snacks & Meals

Providing good nutrition and a balanced diet are crucial to maintaining our students health, physical and mental energy, and overall well-being. Students are actively involved in selecting meal choices and preparing snacks. We create student recipes and encourage parents to try these recipes at home. Each week, a new snack & lunch menu is posted including several DIY food choices.
Allowing children to participate in meal prep is a wonderful way of teaching the values of good nutrition. It gives them a sense of accomplishment and teaches the importance of hygiene and kitchen safety.

DK Schoolhouse provides a 100% organic snack & lunch menu. All meals are prepared by our catering company and are selected to appeal to both Asian and Western meal preferences.

Lunch is served daily from 11:30 – 12:00pm

School snack is served twice daily; mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Parents are free to provide personalized snacks/lunches for their child, provided food options are in accordance with our school’s health food policies.

Please see the tuition fees for full details on snack and lunch costs.

 

Extra Curricular Activities

In addition to our well-rounded learning curriculum we also offer a variety of engaging extra-curricular activities for your child to enjoy.

DANCE “I Like to MOVE it!”

What is it?

One of the best ways to promote your child’s creativity is through music and movement. Our dance class is designed to foster creativity, freedom, expression in movement, and a love for dance. Through interactive practice sessions 3 times per week, students learn dance routines, sequences and simple exercises to help them make a start of musical interpretation.

WHEN? Tuesday / Thursday/ Friday

Ages: 3 yrs – 8 yrs.

Month Pass: $30USD

SOCCER CLUB

Get up and get moving! Soccer club is hosted 3/x per week by our in-house soccer and MMA coach.  Soccer club is available for children aged 3 – 8 years old, 3 times a week. Soccer club is about much more than just ‘soccer’. Coach introduces obstacle courses, group games, balance practice & activities that promote problem solving and teamwork.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

– Develops balance and agility.
– Improves fine and gross motor control.
– Challenges cognitive thinking skills.
– Promotes team-work & critical thinking skills.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday (3x per week)
Month pass: $30.00USD

 

JUNIOR MASTER CHEF

The Junior Master Chef program gives children an introduction to basic cooking skills. Children are taught kitchen safety, hygiene and nutrition, and develop a love for the culinary arts. All our recpies include fresh, locally sourced products. Each class includes six sessions with a different produce feature, and sessions are divided into two main components: a tasting activity and a cooking activity.

The tasting activity introduces the children to different fruit & vegetable varieties. Next, the children prepare a recipe using one of the fruit & vegetable varieties for the cooking activity. The classes are interactive and have been thoroughly tested and kid approved.

WHEN? Every Friday from 2.00 – 3.00pm

AGES

Mini Chef’s: 4 – 6 years

Junior Chef’s: 6 – 8 years

Month pass: $15USD

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Primary Program (Ages 6 – 8 years)

The DKSP Primary English program is adapted from the Danish core curriculum from the Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality. Our accredited Khmer program uses the Cambodian elementary school curriculum, recognized by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.   Our focus in Grade 1 and 2 is to provide children with a well-rounded early education and to ensure that every child receives an enriching education through play-based experiences that will develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

 

Language Arts, Core Mathematics, Economics, Science and Music are the primary subjects offered. Our program balances academic learning with play-based experiences and alternative learning opportunities outside the classroom.

 

What Are The Options:

  1. Morning Program: English language only
  2. Full Day program: English language in the morning, Khmer Language in the afternoon.

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Tuition Fees

PRICES & PACKAGES
  • Grade 1-2
  • Part Time $800
    Full Time $1,050
  • Per Term
  • Part Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Full Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • Optional Lunch add +$155 per term
  • Optional Snacks add +$60 per term
  • Optional Khmer Language Class
  • Materials Fee add +150 per year
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    $2,100 per year part time

    $2700 per term full time

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  • Kindy 1-2
  • Part Time $650
    Full Time $870
  • Per Term
  • Part Time: 8.00am – 11.30pm or 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Full Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • Optional Lunch add +$155 per term
  • Optional Snacks add +$60 per term
  • All Activities
  • Late Pickup Available On Request
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    $1,630 per year part time

    $2,280 per year full time

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  • PreK2
  • Part Time $840
    Full Time $1140
  • Per Term
  • Part Time: 8.00am – 11.30pm or 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Full Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • Optional Lunch add +$155 per term
  • Optional Snacks add +$60 per term
  • All Activities
  • Late Pickup Available on Request
  • REGISTER NOW FOR SY2017-18!

    $2,200 per year part time

    $3,080 per year full time

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  • PreK 1
  • Part Time $1.220
    Full Time $1.650
  • Per Term
  • Part Time: 8.00am – 11.30pm or 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Full Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • Optional Lunch add +$155 per term
  • Optional Snacks add +$60 per term
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
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    $3,300 per year part time

    $4,650 per year full time

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  • Nursery
  • Part Time $1.400
    Full Time $2.000
  • Per Term
  • Part Time: 8.00am – 11.30pm or 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Full Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • Optional Lunch add +$155 per term
  • Optional Snacks add +$60 per term
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
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    $3,850 per year part time

    $5,500 per year full time

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The Small Print

Admission Fee: $ 200 (Covers a one-time, non-refundable payment at the time of registration, which goes to cover the administration cost.)
Enrollment Fee: $ 250 (Covers the yearly fee per child, which goes to the cost of learning materials, curriculum and school equipment.)

Did you know?

That we will help you get started with a 5 % discount, if your child is transferring from another school.
When signing up siblings you can save up to 7 % off the tuition fee.

Payment Policies

Our tuition & enrollment fees go directly towards covering the cost of school resources, learning equipment, staff and facilities.

All fees must be settled 48 hours in advance of your child starting school.

We send invoices two weeks prior to their due date in your child’s backpack. We ask parents to please respect the payment deadlines listed on the calendar. A penalty fee will be charged after the first late payment and continual late payments may lead to enrollment being suspended.

Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable. We consider all refund requests and will help refund your annual payment provided 1 term notice is given in advance.

The school reserves the right to terminate an enrollment if a child or childs family member is in direct violation of school policies and/or is deemed a threat to students and staff. Immediate termination of enrollment is non-refundable.

No discounts or refunds are given for holidays, semester or term breaks. Refunds are applicable only if a child has been absent from school for one full term.

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DK SCHOOLHOUSE
Street 466, 7 Oknha Nhek Tioulong
Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh 12301, Cambodia.
Tel.: +855 78 777 466 Email: desk@dkschoolhouse.com

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