Welcome new students and welcome back returning students!
Intiwasi is a name derived from Quechua - the native language of the Inca empire - and it means “house of the sun.” Just like the sun shines and sheds its light we want to shed the light of knowledge in all our students. We want intiwasi to be an extension of your home and we strive to offer a nurturing environment where children can grow and develop full of love and respect.
Each one of our classrooms has a Quechua name and theme. In the andena cosmovision nature was extremely important and played a key role in their lives. So we chose to name our classrooms based on these natural elements:
Preschool Class: Pacha which means cosmos or earth
Toddler Class: Illary which means sunrise
Elementary Class: Wayra which means wind
Pacha, Illary, and Wayra make up the 3 areas of our school. Each “classroom” will have between 20-30 students but the children will always be divided into subgroups and will maintain ratios of 6:1, 8:1, and 16:1 according to age.