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    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

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Elementary School

Elementary School marks the beginning of the primary years during which students develop socially, emotionally and academically.

In Elementary School, our main goal is to provide children opportunities to explore their interests and to foster their independence in working to the best of their potential, not only academically, but physically, socially and creatively. 

Students develop more effective communication skills, and most importantly, actively participate in the learning process as they develop the skills and attitudes to become life-long learners.

About The Elementary School Curriculum

We are committed to providing an effective education for every student by aligning a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with delivery of quality. As well as offering the core subjects of Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies, we have a strong specialist curriculum in:

  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Media and Library Skills
  • Music
  • Physical Education

 Additionally, we offer English as a Second Language and a resource program that supports student academic 

Classes and activities are planned with the developmental stages from 1st through 5th grades in mind.  We also provide our students with character education activities to help them develop into caring individuals. 

One of our goals is to meet the needs of all of our students, and we are committed to the continuous growth and improvement of all of our programs.  Every month we plan an elementary assembly designed to promote a specific character education trait.

Recognizing Success

At the beginning of each academic year, teachers identify goals that will encourage student participation in community service activities. There are many other activities that highlight student success: 

  • Science and Math Fairs
  • Book Month
  • Open House
  • UN Day 
  • Independence Day celebrations
  • Winter and Spring musical productions

Home And School Partnership

We believe a strong home and school partnership is the foundation for student success. This shared responsibility is the most important work we undertake as educators and parents.  Parents help plan and implement a variety of events and programs such as the Back-to-School Picnic, Fun Run, as well as our special reading program and various class activities.

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