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  • Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire your children to be ambitious.

    Singing Lesson

  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

    Science Teacher

  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

    Classroom Girls

  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

    Students Learning

  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

    Students Gym

  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

    Girls Basketball Athletics

Key Stages 1 & 2 Curriculum

To help your child become an able, confident, and inspired learner, our curriculum for ages 5 to 11 approaches learning with a clear progression in skill development.

  • Key Stage 2 Classroom
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  • girls in gym
  • Parents Students in Dining Room
  • Key Stage 2 Sports
  • Boy thinking
  • Key Stage 2 Art
  • Key Stage 2 Girls

About the Curriculum

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the UK National Curriculum provide the framework for educating students in Year 1 to 6 (age 5 to 11). The IPC is a cross-curricular teaching program integrating History, Geography, Science, Art, Information Communication Technology, and Design Technology into thematic units. It provides links to the National Curriculum guidelines for English, Mathematics, Music, and Physical Education.

Children spend three to six weeks on units of work that are based on interdisciplinary themes of real interest to children, so they are engaged and enthusiastic; examples of themes include "Circus" and "Active Planet."

Internationalism is embedded into every topic-based unit to ensure our children grow up with a very clear global understanding. Focusing on three standards – academic, personal development, and international mindedness – our curriculum provides a creative system that prepares children, wherever they may live in the future, for the world of tomorrow.

Curriculum Topics

In the primary school, your child will consider topics from multiple perspectives and make meaningful connections between what he or she learns. The core curriculum from ages 5 to 11 (Year 1 to 6) includes:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design Technology
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • PACE (Personal and Citizenship Education)
  • American Studies, ages 7 to 11 (Year 3 to 6)
  • Modern Foreign Language (French and Spanish)