Does my child need to know some Spanish before enrolling in SPLASH?
No, the Splash curriculum was designed for beginner and intermediate levels of Spanish.
When do SPLASH students join the Del Mar Academy students who attend the regular program?
Splash students have many opportunities throughout the day to interact with DMA students. They get together for recess, lunch, enrichment programs and extracurricular activities.
How big are SPLASH groups?
Group sizes vary throughout the year, typically between 2 to 12 students per group.
How many hours per day will my child work on her own assignments and/or materials (tutoring)?
Students work in the Tutoring portion of the program from 12:15pm to 3:00pm. However, they have a 45 minute enrichment class in the afternoon and a 10 minute break. That leaves roughly 2 hours a day to work on their individual assignments. During the months of June and July, we offer a “camp” option with fun activities as a replacement for the tutoring portion of the afternoon.
We are visiting Nosara and we didn’t know about this program. Can my child attend only for a couple of days?
Splash is a very flexible program. Children can join for only a few days or for a couple of months.
My child is 3 years old. Can he/she attend Splash?
Depending on our student enrollment at a given point, and their respective ages, we may make exceptions to enroll 3 year old children.
What things should my child bring to the program?
-reusable snack container (no Ziploc bags please)
-reusable water bottle
-indoor and outdoor shoes (e.g. flip flops and tennis shoes)
-a change of clothes
-a rain coat (for rainy season)
-assigned work and resources from hometown school (November through May)
*Please note that water bottles, snack containers, shoes and rain coats are either not easy to find in Nosara or are expensive. It is better to bring them with you.
Does the program include lunch?
Yes, Splash students enrolled just in the full day program are served a healthy and delicious meal daily. The half day program does not include lunch.