Welcome

Our mission

The mission of LSA is to create a learning environment, in partnership with parents and JSIS, which respects and honors the whole child, fosters social skill development and growth, and provides experiential learning opportunities in a safe, engaging and inclusive manner.



Latona School Associates (LSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating the Latona Before and After School Childcare at John Stanford International School.

Program Focus

​Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Out-of-school time is ideal for engaging in social and emotional learning for students. To do this, LSA collaborates and aligns with JSIS, using the same tools, curriculum, and expectations. Informed by the Positive Discipline Model, each of our groups utilizes RULER tools and Second Step curriculum in a daily deliberate practice, to help students develop a strong sense of community, learn to healthfully manage their emotions, explore empathy and kindness, and develop a growth mindset.


Experiential Learning: LSA works with JSIS to adapt and expand in-class learning into relevant hands-on experiences. Usually taking the form of daily “activities” in each group, each project is thematically aligned to the academic learning of the school day.

Hours of operation


Our hours of operation for the 2021-2022 school year are from 2:30pm – 6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. We have extended service hours to accommodate the early release time on Wednesdays. LSA is also open on some school break days and in-service days for full-day childcare.


OUR ORGANIZATION HAS SERVED THE COMMUNITY OF JOHN STANFORD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, THEN CALLED LATONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SINCE 1985.
The mission of LSA is to create a learning environment, in partnership with parents and JSIS, which respects and honors the whole child, fosters social skill development and growth, and provides experiential learning opportunities in a safe, engaging and inclusive manner.Latona School Associates (LSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating the Latona Before and After School Childcare at John Stanford International School.