Soraya Yavari is a Canadian-trained child psychotherapist
and play therapist, who when facing the challenge of finding a suitable
preschool for her daughter in Brussels, decided to establish a school
While Brussels counts many
international, multilingual schools, these are mostly found in large,
institutionalized settings. Soraya was
looking for a school that emphasized individualised education in small groups. Roots and Wings preschool opened its doors in
2009. Given the great reception the school
has received and strong interest among the parents, Soraya and her academic
team decided to form a primary section.
Roots and Wings primary school stays true to its founding
ideals. Individual students’ learning
styles are identified, and teaching is adapted to take account of children’s
different strengths and interests. A
project, theme-based approach provides a meaningful context in which to learn.
The Roots and Wings team is extremely passionate about what it does. Soraya’s experience with children
extends over 20 years, working in schools, in private practice as a therapist,
and in hospitals. Her geographical work
experience spans Canada, the UK and Spain, and together with a multinational team,
the school provides a very welcoming atmosphere for Brussels’ international
Roots and Wings Primary School in Brussels.