Elementary School

Primary age children learn through their investigative and creative powers, flourishing as geographers, historians, scientists, readers, writers and mathematicians when curiosity drives their learning.

Our highly qualified and experienced educators leverage this curiosity through thoughtfully designed authentic learning experiences.

Children thrive in our contemporary and spacious classrooms, engaging outdoor learning spaces, and the beautiful nature reserve on our doorstep.

Dr. Cindy Gause-Vega Elementary Principal
Zalba Jimena
Dr. Jimena Zalba Elementary Co-Principal

Video stories

Grade 1 Writer’s Workshop

Learning to Love and Live with Nature in the Elementary School

Elementary Empowerment, Student Council

Learning program

ISP has an articulated PK-12 curriculum, rooted in inquiry, where learners are involved in posing and investigating questions. Our learning program develops students’ potential that enables them to be successful at ISP, and in their educational and professional pursuits in the future.

Support Areas

Given ISP has students arriving from around the world with varied educational and life experiences, we have several departments to support learners as needed.

After School Activities and Clubs

In the Elementary School, we offer an array of opportunities which allow students to pursue passions ranging from Bollywood dancing to modern languages, and rugby to yoga. These options merely introduce the diversity of options offered from Grade 1 to Grade 5, as clubs that run over three seasons throughout the school year. See this season’s brochure below:


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 organised 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