There is much more to the Chicago Persian School than learning the Persian language. What truly enriches the student experience goes beyond their classroom. Through age-appropriate fun activities, we engage students with various aspects of Iranian culture and strengthen their sense of connection to the school community. Through formal and informal cross-grade interactions, workshops, and after-school enrichment classes, students explore learn more and forge bonds with each other that they will carry with them throughout their lives.
Reading Buddy Program
Program Goals: Reading fluency, peer mentorship, and role-modeling;
Format: Older students read Persian storybooks to younger students;
Setup: Once, mid-academic year, during the class time, with a 4-week prep time for the story readers;
Description: Teachers help older students with more advanced Persian language skills to choose simple Persian storybooks and prepare themselves to read the stories fluently for their younger "reading buddy". This program provides a valuable space for cross-level peer engagement when older students visit younger classrooms and inspire beginner students with their reading proficiency.
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Museum Field Trip