At ISB, we believe in the creative learner. Humans have always expressed their interpretations of the world through a rich range of creative media. Visual Arts can influence societal development by challenging commonly held perspectives with creative ideas.
Grade 3 – Grade 6 (Ages 8 to 12)
In the Elementary School at ISB, we help your child to learn to explore the world with curiosity, asking questions and developing skills in problem solving and interpretation.
The ISB learning experience in the Elementary School builds upon the foundations laid down by further consolidating the understandings, skills and knowledge necessary for a lifetime of inquiry-based learning.
The Elementary School years are exciting ones for opening doors to new possibilities. Students are eager to learn more about themselves and the world around them, with increasing levels of sophistication and independence. By tapping into interests, talents and passions, students blossom both individually and as a community.
Anna Zeiders, Elementary School Head
At ISB we believe that Music should play an integral role in every student's academic career. Music is a mandatory part of the school curriculum through the 6th grade. In the Middle and High School students can elect to take music performance classes as well as Digital Music Composition and IB Music.
The language programs at ISB aim, to the greatest extent possible, to support all ISB students to become proficient users of more than one language.
Mathematics in the primary years focuses on helping students develop their understanding of mathematical concepts and skills that can be applied in everyday life as well as for continued learning in mathematics.
English Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Center and the Elementary School is designed to support students to become fluent users of language who enjoy reading, writing and communicating for pleasure and are able to use their language skills purposefully as learners.
In the Early Childhood Centre and the Elementary School at ISB a set of transdisciplinary units are taught using an inquiry-based methodology.
At ISB, we believe in developing physically literate learners in a safe and positive environment. A physically literate learner understands that literacy is cultivated in a process where learners have confidence and competency in movement and can apply their understanding and skills in a variety of environments.
We are both proactive and responsive in terms of offering student centered supports that promote physical and mental health, and wellness, optimal learning opportunities and interventions through a range of support services. It is a whole child approach.
For learners who have not yet reached the level of proficiency in English necessary to access the subject area curricula, ISB provides a programme of English Language Development.