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Verona Area International School
A Verona Charter School
5890 Lacy Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
The Verona Area International School (VAIS) is a Verona charter school offering a Chinese-language immersion environment for elementary students. We are a public school in the Verona Area School District, and we proudly provide a free, world-class education to a culturally, racially, economically and academically diverse group of elementary students.
|Our mission is to provide students the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to be global citizens. Our curriculum is international and not limited to a China-based influence. We blend the best educational practices of the East and the West, in terms of language, culture, and teaching methods. Our unique approach helps VAIS students to move fluidly between different cultures, languages, customs, and educational philosophies as part of their school experience.|
Our school has three unique aspects that you currently won’t find in any other elementary school in the state of Wisconsin:
- First, although our curriculum is comprised of the usual core subjects of math, science, language arts and social studies, we teach half of it in Mandarin Chinese. Our 50-percent immersion setting means students spend half their day hearing, speaking, and writing in Mandarin Chinese, and the other half in English.
- Second, our curriculum has an international focus, and each year students engage in international projects in connection with schools in other countries.
- Finally, rather than the usual music, art and PE classes, VAIS students engage in Global Arts classes. Three times a week, students are given some combination of music, art and/or PE instruction with a focus on the global community.
If you're interested in touring our classrooms, getting more answers, or interested in enrolling your child, please contact us today. Thinking of moving to Verona? Charter school options here offer some wonderful opportunities for your child, and we'd love to talk with you about how our school stands out!