Viaquenti opened its doors in 2008 at our first location on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City (Viaquenti The Village). We opened up as Viaquenti Preschool with two classrooms for children 2years – 5 years. We quickly grew and by 2010 had added our third classroom allowing us to offer an Early Preschool, Preschool, and Pre-K classes. Over the years we had many families from the community join us and we grew to capacity at our school. We were also able to begin offering a bilingual education to our students in 2010 which started in the morning programs where we incorporated the Spanish language into the lessons. In 2013 we then began our Spanish Immersion After School programs and greatly increased the level of Spanish that was being offered in our morning programs.
In March of 2015 we were able to expand and open our second location on Jersey Avenue (Viaquenti Soho West) and officially changed our name to Viaquenti Academy. With more space available at our new location we were now able to offer classes for children from 3 months up to 2nd Grade. Our new name, Viaquenti Academy, and improved logo seemed more fitting as we were now offering classes in the Elementary Grades! Our goal was always to create a school that offered private bilingual education for Early Childhood classes as well as Elementary classes. We knew that a private school offering elementary classes in more than one language along with our unique curriculum was and is greatly needed in our area as another option for parents in our diverse community.
In 2015 we were accepted as an IB World Candidate school (more information at IBO.org) and began implementing their philosophy and curriculum in our programs for children 3 years and older, we are currently working towards our authorization. We have been accepting into the IB Primary Years Programme which was developed for children 3 – 12 years. While we implement their philosophy in all our programs our students are formally taught using their curriculum beginning in the Pre-K classroom.
We are happy to be growing and thriving with the community around us!