Elementary classes at ISP, rooted in inquiry, nurture learners’ curiosity. Students develop key knowledge, skills and understandings in Literacy, Mathematics and the social and physical world surrounding them. Students also learn Music, Physical Education, and Visual Arts with a specialist outside of their homeroom class.
The Elementary School at ISP nurtures the development of the whole child, based on a belief that positive, exploratory, and challenging experiences have a significant impact on future attitudes towards learning.
It is important for children to actively participate in the learning process, so we provide a wide range of opportunities for children to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Our inquiry-based curriculum supports children in learning how to ask questions, explore big ideas, think critically about what they have learned, and consolidate their understanding.
Through this inquiry, students are actively engaged in a variety of authentic, developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
The curriculum is also designed to ensure that learners meet specific overall standards while striving to reach grade level benchmarks.
Schedules are organized to accommodate blocks of time for classroom instruction, special classes, and outdoor play. Children may attend specialist classes in art, music, modern language & culture (Czech, French, Spanish, and Mandarin), library, and physical education. When appropriate, technology is integrated in the curriculum. The special classes complement academic areas and combine to support the development of the whole child.