KG 1 - GRADE 2

A major component of our Early Childhood Curriculum is the Early Literacy Program enhanced through class-based libraries.
It is an individualized learning experience where children will become fluent readers who can problem-solve strategically and independently. Teachers will work closely with individual young readers, assessing their abilities and designing their learning according to their individual levels and needs.

The objectives of the Early Literacy Program are as follows:

Learners would be able to develop and use reading strategies so that they can read progressively difficult texts independently.
Learners will be able to read for meaning.
Learners will be able to problem-solve with new text independently.
The program will be delivered using stimulating and challenging approaches that encourage our learners to develop an early love for reading.


GRADE 3 - 6

Our Upper Elementary program will create a caring learning community capable of drawing the best in every young learner, where each child is the center of our focus. Our program is based on the following objectives:

Foundational Knowledge:
Learners will demonstrate an understanding of core foundational academic knowledge specific to G3-G6 program (terms, facts, concepts, relationships).

Application of the Knowledge:
Learners will demonstrate the ability to make use of the knowledge acquired through independent, critical, practical and creative thinking, managing multiple skills, school projects and productive and receptive communication skills.

Learners will be able to integrate concepts from different subject matters and make connections between school material and the learner’s personal and social life.

Human Dimension:
Learners will develop the ability to exercise self-control and experience leadership skills that would allow them to celebrate their individual potential and ability to understand, interact and work with others.

Learners will develop feelings, interests and values that would bring about personal satisfaction and inspire them to care for a better life and society.

Learning to Learn:
Learners will demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for their learning and become self-directed, inquirers, constructors of knowledge, and life-long learners.


GRADES 7 - 9/ GRADES 10-12

Our Middle & Senior School programs are designed to allow our learners to develop into confident young adults, well prepared for college/university entrance and success. There are six broad objectives that we believe in for the Middle and Senior Section programs:.

Critical and Creative Thinking: Learners will learn to question, interpret, and discriminate in order to develop logical, imaginative thinking. They learn to explore, analyze and evaluate information, use it in problem solving, and then be challenged to articulate, revise, and defend their thinking.

Communication: Learners will learn to listen, speak, read, write and interpret effectively as individuals and as members of cooperative groups. They become aware of how culture, art, music, dance, drama and sports serve as vehicles for self-expression in extending communication.

Technology Integration: Learners will develop an appreciation for the value, as well as the limitations of technology. They will learn to evaluate the environmental, cultural, and social impact of technological changes.

Personal and Social Values: Learners will develop personal skills including goal-setting, self-discipline, self-motivation, organization, and time management which contribute to a healthy self-esteem. In addition, learners are expected to extend consciousness beyond self in order to develop a healthy social value system based upon respect for others.

Global Awareness and Understanding: Learners will acquire this through cultural sensitivity, international appreciation and understanding. Learners will develop an appreciation of the interdependent responsibility of nations and individuals in preserving the environment.

Independent Learning: Learners are encouraged to engage themselves in their intellectual and social environment, not only to enhance their school years but also to establish a pattern of involvement and enquiry that will extend into adult life.

All our senior school learners will be fully prepared to sit for the TOEFL and SAT I standardized tests.


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