Lower School Ain Aar
Welcome to IC, Ain Aar!
The Early Childhood Program addresses the whole child through an integrated approach and aims to develop a close relationship between educators, parents and classmates.
The learning environment provides a warm, friendly and joyful atmosphere which enhances learning through inquiry. Content is taught using the target languages of Arabic, English and French and works within the PYP curricular framework.
The preschool faculty aims to stimulate the learning of concepts, skills, attitudes knowledge and action.
We believe that children learn best through play during which they use concrete, multi-sensory experiences. Classroom play stimulates inquiry and presents challenges and opportunities to learn about the world in which children live. Moreover, it builds concepts and improves problem-solving skills.
Teaching and learning are based on ideas, perceptions, beliefs and matters raised by the students.
The Lower Elementary School educates children ages six through nine. The school provides a safe, welcoming environment that fosters a love of learning through a student focused, inquiry based approach to teaching and learning. The philosophy of instruction addresses the whole child. Learning focuses on connecting the various disciplines: language, mathematics, science, social studies, personal and social education, physical education, creative arts- including music, drama and visual arts.
To make learning relevant, engaging, meaningful, and challenging, children are encouraged to learn by inquiring, questioning, exploring and doing. Different approaches are used to reach the widest range of individuals. The teacher acts as a guide/facilitator to help students discover concepts, principles and generalizations.
The ultimate goal of education at the Elementary School is to produce internationally minded individuals who are compassionate, caring, responsible, and knowledgeable. The aim is to develop risk-takers (courageous), children with life-long learning skills like critical thinking and problem solving and character traits such as integrity, commitment and good citizenship. Self-awareness is promoted through questioning, exploring, reflecting and self-assessment.
Open communication and cooperation among educators, parents and students are essential elements. As partners, both parents and educators endeavor to help children reach their true potential and to aim for personal excellence.