Welcome to CIJS of St. Cloud

Creative Inspiration Journey School of St. Cloud provides a groundbreaking, organized Reggio-inspired approach that offers interdisciplinary learning, through project-based experiences. We differentiate and enhance instruction through “gifted teaching methods”, that prepare every student for success in school and life. Our curriculum features environmental responsibility through an agricultural component and reliance on repurposed materials. We value compassion, mutual respect, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration, while recognizing the relevance of our actions locally, nationally and globally.

Creative Inspiration Journey School is an educational program inspired by Reggio Emilia. The curriculum is based on interdisciplinary learning. It is well-balanced and designed to foster each child’s growth in social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

  • It allows room for teacher and child directed activities that utilize critical thinking skills, communication and collaboration
  • Our children are competent, resourceful, inventive learners, capable of co-constructing knowledge while fostering their natural talents
  • We embrace a collaborative partnership inclusive of the community, parents, teachers and students

The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education is named after the town of Reggio Emilia in the Emilia Romagna province of northern Italy. In Reggio Emilia, publicly funded schools provide education for children from birth to six years. These schools have been described as among the best in the world.  Although the Reggio approach was initially implemented in Early Childhood settings, it is now being integrated in Elementary schools around the world including Reggio Emilia itself.

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A Reggio Emilia Inspired (Pre-K through 5th Grade)

Reggio Emilia was nominated in the Early Childhood Category in Newsweek as one of “The Ten Best Schools in the World”.

CIJS is an educational program inspired by Reggio Emilia. We establish an environment where children love to learn through self-discovery, imagination, and creativity while interacting with others in a friendly and safe atmosphere. Our environmentally conscious and natural surroundings integrate the green philosophy that we implement on a daily basis. The curriculum is well-balanced and designed to foster each child’s growth in social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development. It allows room for teacher-directed and child-directed activities that utilize critical thinking skills, communication and collaboration.

Our children are competent, resourceful, inventive learners, capable of co-constructing knowledge while fostering their natural talents. We embrace a collaborative partnership inclusive of the community, parents, teachers and students.

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Managed by IPS an “Innovative Education Provider “

Meet the Managing Team at IPS

Patty Marquis, Sherri Schneider and Lynda Crane are the proud and dedicated managing members of IPS.

We are excited to offer a Reggio inspired, project-based curriculum that focuses on the 100 ways children think, understand, dream, explore, discover, play, invent, speak, sing, and listen. Our unique and innovative curriculum is designed to instill a love for Life Long Learning in every child. We have the flexibility to individualize curriculum in each classroom that best supports the Reggio Emilia guiding principles of the hundred languages of children.

We foster the well-being of the whole child through healthy eating, promoting creative/inquiring minds/bodies, and insisting upon mutual respect for both the teachers and students. Welcome to CIJS of St. Cloud!

  • Patricia Marquis (Presenter by invitation) at the 2016 National Association of Gifted Children Convention at Disney in Orlando
  • UCF Intern Location
  • Host for Professional Development Tours for UCF
  • Host for Professional Development Tours for Seminole State
  • Testing Site for Lakeshore Learning Educational Products (one of the few in the country)
  • Advisory Board for Seminole County Public Schools Early Childhood Program
  • Site for Seminole County High School Interns
  • Article (Educational Issue) in Playground Magazine for 3 Years in a Row
  • Founder of Creative Inspiration Journey School
  • Sister school (CIJS in Winter Springs) VPK State Assessment Scores:

    2015/2016 State Scores: FIRST YEAR OFFERING VPK CIJS BOASTED 100% PASSAGE RATE WITH A 91.74% AVERAGE (WITH MANY OF THE STUDENTS IN THE CATEGORY OF EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS).

    2016/2017 State Scores: SECOND YEAR OFFERING VPK BOASTED 100% PASSAGE RATE WITH A 90.9% AVERAGE (WITH MANY OF THE STUDENTS IN THE CATEGORY OF EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS).

    2017/2018 State Scores: THIRD YEAR OFFERING VPK BOASTED 100% PASSAGE RATE WITH A 92.47% AVERAGE (WITH MANY OF THE STUDENTS IN THE CATEGORY OF EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS).

Out-Day

Our Day

Through the Eyes of a Child

Approach

Our Approach

What is Reggio Emilia?

Curriculum

Curriculum

Fun, Exciting, Engaging

What Makes Us Different?

Innovative School

CIJS implements standards using a ground-breaking approach in an organized manner, through interdisciplinary learning. We integrate a project-based method of teaching with the Reggio inspired philosophy along with an agriculture based component.

Friendly Environment

CIJS uses multiple methods to teach and implement an environmentally conscious philosophy. Not only do we use recycled materials for projects, but we promote the use of natural materials within our environment.

Agricultural Experience

Agricultural education prepares students to be problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, through the use of its three-circle model. Classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development.

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For The 2020/2021 School Year

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