Sam's Academy For Excellence (SAFE) is a private school and an aftercare program for children, ages 4 - 12 (Grades PreK - 6) located in Mount Moritz, Grenada.
Our team of skilled education professionals seeks to foster a sensory rich and engaging atmosphere that provides individualized attention, discovery-based learning and creativity which awakens students’ natural curiosity and love of learning. All learning is centered around developing executive brain functions that strengthen focus, attention, problem-solving skills and enhance impulse control.
For the convenience of parents, we organise a school transportation scheme from Grand Anse to the school for both the school and the after-care programme.
Our Teaching Team
Samantha Williams-Perkins MS.Ed
Principal & lead teacher - all grades
Junior School Teacher
Sam’s Academy For Excellence (SAFE) is owned and operated by Mrs. Samantha Williams. Mrs. Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Arts from Hunter College, City University of New York and a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the same university.
SAFE is located in Mt. Moritz in the parish of St. George. The goal of this center is to provide an alternative, inclusive (general and special education) individualized approach to learning.
Age Range - Ages 4 - 12 (Grades PreK - 6)
Days and hours of operation
The school year will run from September to June based on the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education. The school day will run from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 2:30pm.
Students are required to wear plain polo t-shirts (pastel or primary color of choice) with grey bottoms (shorts for boys and skirts for girls). Comfortable closed-toed shoes is mandatory with any socks of choice. Students wear the uniform Mondays to Thursdays and are allowed to dress-down on Fridays.
SAFE will use Positive Behavior Support (PBS) throughout the program. When a student’s behavior or attitude is in conflict with the standards of the school, every effort will be made to encourage the student to demonstrate the change and improvement necessary to comply with these standards.
Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Agriculture Science, General Science, Art, Physical Education & Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.).
Sam’s Academy For Excellence will be combining the best of U.S. Common Core along with O.E.C.S. based standards for primary school education in the Caribbean.
Mathematics will be taught using the U.S based curriculum- A Story of Units (Engage NY).
English Language Arts wil be taught using the U.S based- Scott Foresman Reading Street Curriculum (Pearson).
General Science will be taught using the OECS Primary Science and Technology Curriculum Guidelines (Textbook Caribbean Primary Science: MacMillan and Interactive Science: Pearson).
Social Studies will be taught using the OECS Social Studies Curriclum Guidelines (Textbook- My World Social Studies (Pearson) and Caribbean Social Studies for Primary School.
Agricultural Science will be taught using standard OECS Curriculum Guidelines- Textbook; Caribbean Primary Agriculture.
Location and Transport
SAFE is located in Mt. Moritz in the parish of St. George.
Transportation will be provided to and from school daily. Students will be collected at Camerhogne Park in Grand Anse between 7:45am and 8am. Drop off will be at the same location at 3pm or 5pm for children staying in the after-care program.
Pick-up and drop offs are also possible along the bus route between Grand Anse and Mount Moritz.
The aftercare program is opened to SAFE and non-SAFE students and runs Monday to Friday, 2:30 - 5:00pm. SAFE provides students with a range of recreational activities along with instructional classes, specifically in the areas of Math and Language Arts. All programs will be offered in a safe and nurturing environment facilitated by highly qualified and well trained staff.
SAFE will run on a trimester basis. Additionally, the program will operate during school breaks (i.e. Christmas, Easter and Summer) for students ranging from PreK to Grade 6, for an additional fee.
Students can join the school at anytime during the year. Parents are encouraged to download and read the enrollment form and to organise a pre-admission school visit and interview. This is also possible via phone or skype/WhatsApp if enrollment happens before moving to Grenada. Children with all abilities will be considered for enrollment. Decisions will be made on an individual basis depending on available resources to support the individual needs of students.
School Calendar 2020-2021
First Term: Sept- Dec 2020
*Staff Development Day: 2nd September
*Start of School Year: 4th September
*Tuition Due: September 6th
*Back to School Night/Meet The Teachers: September 20th
*Mid-term Break: Oct 21st-3rd
*Parent Teacher Conference: October 24th
*Thanksgiving: 25th October
*Staff Development Day: 22nd November
*Last day of term: 6th December (half day school)
*Start of Christmas Break: December 9th
Second Term: Jan - Mar 2021
*Start of term: 7th January
*Tuition Due: January 10th
*Staff Development Day: 31st January
*Independence Day: 7th February
*Staff Development: February 28th
*Last day of term: April 3rd
*Start of Easter Break: April 6th
Third Term Apr- June 2021
*Start of term: April 21st
*Tuition Due: April 24th
*Labor Day: May 1st
*Whit Monday: June 1st
*Corpus Christi: June 11th
*Last Day of School: June 26th
*Start of Summer Break: June 29th
Download Our School Enrollment Forms
SAFE offers childcare during school holidays in the form of camps. All camps are opened to SAFE and non-SAFE students.
Our camps offer exciting and enriching outdoor and indoor activities as we strive to propose a variety of choices for all children to enjoy during their holidays while parents are at work.