Academics / Elementary School
Key Learning Approach
- Thinking and Research Skills
- Developed in local and global contexts
- Differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
- Communication Skills
- Technology-enabled learning
Our Elementary School is a vibrant and nurturing learning haven where young minds embark on a global journey of discovery. With a diverse student body representing cultures from around the world, our Elementary School is a microcosm of unity, fostering an atmosphere of respect and curiosity. Our section runs from Preschool 3-year-olds through fifth grade, offers a rigorous academic program, infused with many opportunities for extracurricular learning.
At our Elementary School, we are dedicated to providing a well-rounded and enriching educational experience that lays a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our adherence to the Common Core Curriculum, our deeply ingrained philosophy and values, and our robust assessment and evaluation practices.
Our Curriculum: Common Core AIS Elementary School follows the Common Core Curriculum, a rigorous and nationally recognized set of standards that guide our instructional approach. Through this curriculum, we ensure that our students are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel academically and thrive in the 21st century. The Common Core standards are seamlessly integrated into our teaching methods, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in our students.
Philosophy and Values: At the heart of AIS Elementary School lies a profound educational philosophy and a set of core values that drive our mission. We believe in nurturing the whole child, fostering not only academic growth but also personal and ethical development. Our philosophy emphasizes:
- Holistic Education: We recognize that each child is unique, and we strive to provide a holistic education that addresses their academic, social, emotional, and moral growth.
- Diversity and Inclusivity: We celebrate diversity and create an inclusive environment where all students are valued, respected, and encouraged to embrace differences.
- Character Building: We instill in our students a strong sense of character, integrity, and responsibility, emphasizing empathy, kindness, and ethical decision-making.
- Community Engagement: We believe that education extends beyond the classroom and encourages our students to actively engage in their local and global communities, fostering a sense of social responsibility.
Assessment and Evaluation: To ensure that each student reaches their fullest potential, we employ a robust assessment and evaluation system. Our approach goes beyond traditional testing and embraces a comprehensive understanding of student progress. Key features of our assessment and evaluation practices include:
Formative and Summative Assessment: We use both formative assessments to inform instruction and summative assessments to measure achievement. This balanced approach allows us to tailor our teaching to individual student needs. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuous improvement and regularly review our assessment practices to align with evolving educational standards and best practices.
Parental Involvement: We value the partnership between school and home. Parents are actively involved in the assessment process, receiving regular updates on their child's progress and participating in parent-teacher conferences.
AIS Elementary School is not just a place of learning; it is a vibrant community dedicated to nurturing young minds, cultivating strong values, and fostering academic excellence. We invite you to join us on this educational journey where every child is encouraged to flourish and achieve their full potential.
Arts & Crafts
Robotics & Science
Some of the extracurricular opportunities include a variety of after-school programs, like arts & crafts, swimming, sports, lego club, ballet, logic games, etc. Sports clubs are offered for grades K-5, while 5th graders are also given the opportunity to join the middle school sports teams. Chapel is held weekly, as are Family Groups, which are small discipleship groups.
House Colour Competitions
Our special programs have been thoughtfully designed to enrich the learning journey and empower every child to reach their full potential. Our Gifted and Talented Program identifies and nurtures the unique talents and abilities of exceptional students. These special programs are designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students, fostering a love for learning, individual growth, and a sense of belonging within our school community.
We are dedicated to unlocking the potential in every child and providing a rich and meaningful educational experience.