Dr. Marlene Leyte-Vidal
Greetings from the Principal
Welcome to Sunset Elementary School and the 2016-2017 school year!
On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff of Sunset Elementary, I welcome you to our great school. As an international school of excellence, Sunset offers an International Studies Magnet Program offering French, German, and Spanish language instruction, an International Education Program for students residing in the attendance boundary, a science and mathematics gifted program (Pangea), and a Pre-kindergarten program. With the goal in mind of preparing our students for a global society, Sunset Elementary infuses a global awareness perspective into its unique international curriculum including the study of world languages. Throughout the school year, teachers focus on making global connections within each subject. Students investigate the world, consider a variety of perspectives, communicate ideas, take meaningful actions, and make a difference. Students are immersed in an environment of learning, filled with exciting and engaging activities. In this unique setting, families from around the world come together to create a dynamic school setting which values differences, while nurturing the minds and hearts of its students.
As a recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including Spain’s Office of Education Colegio del Año, the school offers students a world-class education rich in the study of foreign languages, international studies, and advanced academic offerings. Its highly qualified and professional staff works diligently to afford students ample opportunities to learn and explore academic subjects, the arts, athletics, and numerous extracurricular offerings. Sunset’s enrichment and after-school-care program compliments the day program with exciting course offerings such as cooking, drama, ballet, judo, guitar, and a variety of sports to name a few. It is no wonder our students love their school!
Recognized by the State of Florida as a Five Star School for its level of parent and community involvement, Sunset Elementary receives tremendous support from its parents, numerous parent associations, business and community members. Together we ensure that sunset students receive the highest quality education available. I take this opportunity to hank and congratulate our teachers, students, and parents for continuing to earn the State’s highest level of student achievement.
As you browse our website you will see many students centered events and activities that regularly take place in our school. You will also see a school community striving for excellence in all that it does and dedicated to the success and care of its children. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children achieve their highest potential. We will further establish a learning environment this is conducive to Collaboration at all levels, one that develops Critical thinkers and promotes Creativity of thought to better solve real-world problems, while affording all children and their families a warm, safe, and caring school Culture and environment. Together we will inspire minds that think and hearts that care!