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Elementary School

At ISD, our elementary school students enjoy an educational programme in a caring environment designed to foster the love of learning at a very early age.

Our caring, well-qualified staff quickly integrate children who may be experiencing a new culture and environment for the first time by giving them a sense of place and belonging.

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The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at ISD

The Elementary School uses the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme as its curriculum framework. This has been designed specifically for international schools and leads into the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes also offered at ISD. The Elementary School is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The Primary Years Programme offers a curriculum which is:

Internationally minded: The curriculum synthesizes the best of educational systems around the world and allows students to transfer smoothly from school to school.

Inquiry based: The PYP is committed to structured inquiry as a vehicle for learning, building upon prior knowledge and experience and emphasizing how to learn and how to find out things we want to know.

Integrated: The subject areas of mathematics, language arts, science and social studies are taught through interdisciplinary themes which help students see connections between academic subjects.

The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom as well as in the world outside, through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children’s academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs.

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