Changes in the Primary Years Programme are impacting learning and teaching at FIS
We pride ourselves in offering an academic experience that is both challenging and differentiated, while at the same time ensures that our students have unique opportunities and are encouraged to just be kids.
Our diverse community focuses on supporting each of our approximately 450 students though excellence, opportunity, and balance, and through the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework, we focus on developing the whole child.
The FIS Elementary School is one that values inclusiveness. Our English Language Acquisition (ELA) learners are supported by a dedicated team of specialist teachers, and we employ a talented Learning Support team that is experienced in supporting students who may need further specialized instruction. We are committed to differentiation across all levels and are mindful of providing enrichment opportunities for students who require additional challenges.
While the majority of student learning takes place in spacious and well-resourced classrooms, or our dedicated Elementary School Library, Makerspace, Science Lab, and other facilities, students also have a wide range of activities to choose from through our REAL Activities program, or service learning groups such as Earth Rescue.
"Teachers at FIS teach you different ways of doing things. I am looking forward to many things in Grade 6 including that in each class there are tons of opportunities to look forward to and enjoy."
Grade 5 Student
"I like to teach through engineering. With hands-on activities, students become creative in different ways."
Elementary School Science and Makerspace Coordinator