On Friday, May 3, FOA held our annual community wide International Festival to celebrate our wonderful cultural differences. We are very proud that FOA’s student body is composed of students from over 16 countries. We seek to expose our students to a global vision of our world. This festival is a favorite of many of our students because everyone dresses in the traditional garb from a variety of cultures and each family prepares an international dish for all to enjoy. The classrooms prepare special songs for the students to perform along with our Spanish, World Music and Classical Music departments. A special presentation of dancing and cultural sharing was giving by Cordao de Ouro,a Brazilian dance group. This festival is a day our students look forward to each year and many of them were planning their outfit for next year’s festival at the end of the day.
Our culture curriculum is geared towards giving our students authentic cultural experiences they can identify with all year long. It is only fitting that we top it off with a very special festival at the end of the school year.