Elementary School Program
Children in elementary school at AISK build strong academic foundations and develop skills they’ll use for a lifetime. Our learning environment empowers students to be bold, take risks, use their imaginations, and create.
While there are many new things happening on campus, like our STEM initiatives and Next Generation Science Standards, we continue the time-honored traditions, educational practices, and research-based strategies that have made AISK the exemplary school that it is. Our efforts are focused on developing the whole child, including skills that support problem-solving, critical thinking, responsible decision making, character building, and global citizenship.
Elementary School Schedule:
The elementary school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. with a 15-minute break time and a 50-minute lunchtime. After school co-curricular actives run from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Project-based learning allows students to receive hands-on instruction and individual attention. We recognize that no two students learn in the same way. Differentiated instruction allows us to meet the needs of many different types of learners in a single classroom environment.
Core Subject Emphasis
Elementary school students focus tightly on mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies, utilizing the AISK dynamic learning paradigm (ADLP), our student-centered approach to learning. Developing firm foundations across these key subject areas prepares students for success in middle school, high school, and college.
Technology is integrated into each lesson as students from grade 1-4 use their iPads and students in grade 5 use their MacBook notebooks. Master teachers in physical education, library, art, music, drama, movement and Spanish also expose our students to these specialized areas of a well-rounded education.
Students at AISK learn using the tools of their generation, integrating technology into key lessons. We have a 1:1 iPad program for grades 1-4 and a 1:1 laptop program (MacBooks) for students in grade 5. Our digital learning program provides students with instant access to secure and filtered web-based applications for creation, collaboration, research, and communication.
While core subject areas are led by elementary homeroom teachers, students also spend time with several different “master teachers” who help provide a well-rounded education. Special subjects include music, art, drama, movement, foreign language (Spanish), physical education, and library.