At Fei Tian, middle and high school students work progressively towards the prestigious Fei Tian Diploma. Key concepts are taught along with critical thinking skills, and meaningful connections are drawn to students’ daily lives. Students work on learning how to perceive, classify, and synthesize new materials, how to solve problems, and how to formulate and communicate new ideas.
Fei Tian uses school-wide, levels-based instruction in the core subjects of English language arts, Chinese language, and the arts. Flexibility is built into the curriculum design to allow individual students to receive the most appropriate instruction for their age and skill level.
The curriculum includes special provisions for English Language Learners (ELLs) so that they can participate in the school’s programs. These services include an ESL program; the delivery of bilingual, sheltered, or native language core content courses to eligible students; and special testing accommodations as established by New York State. This allows students to plan, under the guidance of counselors, a rigorous academic program of study that meets their needs, interests, and abilities.
Special attention is given to helping all students develop a moral framework including a sense of integrity and self-discipline, concern for others, a sense of teamwork, a healthy lifestyle, and good study habits. The school’s well-rounded education helps students to develop not only their intellect, but also artistry, spirit, and character.
Upon graduation from Fei Tian Academy, students are expected to have achieved not only college readiness in standard academic subjects but also proficiency in the Chinese language, awareness of Chinese traditions and cultures, and completion of pre-professional artistic training. This special blend of skills and competencies uniquely positions students for further study at the college level and will allow them to pursue a broad range of careers in which they may contribute greatly to society’s artistic, cultural, and spiritual life.