A celebration of the rich heritage of different world cultures has been a tradition at The Nativity School since its opening 19 years ago. This year the campus was recently transformed to depict the cultures of Mexico. The sights and sounds of The Nativity school campus were alive with the excitement of hands-on learning that brings greater appreciation and understanding of a diverse population.
As the students rotated through the educational centers they learned about Mexico through a Multiple Intelligence approach, which is the core of the educational philosophy at Nativity. Experiencing the depth of cultural traditions included the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, Basílica of Guadalupe, whale and monarch butterfly migrations and silver mining.
The school’s courtyard was transformed into a Mexican Plaza with a central gazebo surrounded by stands that teach about Mexico. Included was the story of the battle for independence of México from Spain (Sept. 16); the battle of Puebla against France (5 de Mayo); Dia de los Muertos, a day honoring all family ancestors and the symbolism of the Mexican flag. Entertainment included Ballet Folklorico, Lucha Libre wrestling, and a cowboy charro rope demonstration.
Nativity is a Preschool-8th grade school that teaches Christ-like values in a nurturing environment that is academically strong and rich in the spirit of life and love. The Nativity School is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, near Fairbanks Ranch. Please call the school office for a school tour appointment or for more information, visit www.thenativityschool.org.
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