The Early Years of Schooling are about Discovery
It’s always an exciting time at Mont’Kiara International School. From class achievements to triumphs in sports, from active participation in community celebrations to activities that promote play, discovery and exploration, there’s always something to be proud of our students.
Welcome to M’KIS Elementary School
Elementary School Principal
Dr. Matthew Boomhower
We are a diverse and dynamic community of international learners made up of students, educators, and parents who are committed to providing a rigorous and caring learning environment where excellence and positivity are demonstrated every day. Through the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework, developmentally appropriate and research-based curriculum, and the use of up-to-date resources and highly qualified teachers, we are committed to developing each child’s mind, body and character. Our goal is for our students to be active, reflective participants in their own learning through a balanced, challenging curriculum, innovative and inquiry-based teaching methods, a variety of resources and media, and a supportive relationship between school and home.
Early Childhood Education
Our Early Childhood Division is home to children aged 3 (Pre-K3) to 4 years old (Pre-K4). Our classroom sizes are limited to maintain optimal student to teacher ratio, and there is a full-time assistant in each classroom to support the students and the teacher.
M’KIS provides a developmentally appropriate educational curriculum for our Early Childhood Programs and follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Early learning in the PYP is a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. In the PYP classroom, it takes place in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery, and exploration.
At all levels, we stress skills of independence and autonomy, encouraging the student to develop self-control, pride in accomplishments, and enjoyment of learning. We recognize that all students are unique with varying skill levels, learning styles, and special talents, which develop at varying paces. Differentiation of instructional strategies according to the needs of the students begins in our Early Childhood Division and continues throughout all grade levels at M’KIS.
Our Elementary Years Division serves children in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Our classroom sizes are limited to maintain optimal student to teacher ratio. M’KIS follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The PYP is the framework for the organization of the curriculum which is driven by concept acquisition and is inquiry-based. The PYP framework allows for authentic integration of disciplines as students explore topics in mathematics, science and technology, languages, social studies, arts, and personal, social (guidance), and physical education.
Our Language Arts program utilizes a balanced literacy approach, and students receive extensive exposure to a variety of writing processes and skills. The Mathematics program is problem-solving based and progresses from concrete to abstract concepts. Our science and social studies curriculum integrates technology, health, geography, and history. Students actively engage in hands-on learning experiences that often address real life local and global issues in order to develop internationally minded individuals who care about the world in which they live.