Elementary School Overview:
Our Elementary School program is managed by the Principal, Mr. Todd Gribbon and the Assistant Principal, Ms. Catie Bartley. Our elementary school program serves students from grade one through grade five. The elementary staff consists of certified and talented educators from the United States, Canada, and a host of other countries. In addition to teachers, the elementary staff includes educational assistants, a counselor, educational psychologist, speech and language pathologist, two resource room teachers, and an instructional coach.
School begins at 7:25 AM and concludes at 2:00 PM. The instructional program in grades one through five is an outstanding integrated American curriculum, based on the AERO (American Education Reaches Out) Standards. Our students’ educational experience is strengthened by special offerings in Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qu'ran, Library, IT, Science, Art, Music, and Physical Education. In elementary school, we are committed to developing the "whole" child through a rigorous academic and social curriculum.
In the classroom, students are given opportunities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in the global community of the 21st century. Students are asked to apply this knowledge in the classroom and beyond. Students also have opportunities to participate in a range of educational opportunities through field trips, school-wide events, and a variety of after-school activities. We work to ensure that the elementary school is a safe, secure, and educationally enriching environment for children.
The elementary faculty is characterized by compassion, care, and commitment to the education of our children. We believe that children learn in many ways and, therefore, employ a variety of teaching methods and styles. We also believe in the intrinsic value of learning and that children learn best when actively applying concepts in real-life situations.