The Elementary school, with around 800 students, covers grades one through five (ages six to eleven).
The ultimate goal of education in the Elementary school is to produce internationally minded individuals who are compassionate, responsible, and knowledgeable problem solvers.
It provides a safe, welcoming, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. The Elementary curriculum also integrates the Lebanese curriculum, official French curriculum and IB Primary Years Program. The philosophy of instruction addresses the whole child.
The medium of instruction is in either English or French, depending on the track chosen for the student. Arabic is mandatory for all students and consists of two periods per day.
A special Arabic program is available to IC students who have lived abroad and qualify for exemption from the regular programs. Both the English and French tracts follow an integrated approach to gaining knowledge using the Primary Years Program (PYP) framework.
IC emphasizes an activity-based, inquiry approach to education that allows students to learn through play, discovery, experimentation, and questioning.
Learning focuses on connecting the various disciplines:
- Language arts
- Science and technology
- Social studies
- Personal and social education
- Physical education
- Creative arts
- Visual arts
As partners in education, both parents and educators endeavor to help individual children reach their true potential and to aim for personal excellence.
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