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ELEMENTARY YEARS
Our Elementary Years Division serves children in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Our classroom sizes are limited to maintain optimun student to teacher ratio. M’KIS follows the Interna onal Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The PYP is the framework for the organiza on of the curriculum which is driven by concept acquisi on and is inquiry-based. The PYP framework allows for authen c integra on of disciplines as students explore topics in mathema cs, science and technology, languages, social studies, arts, and personal, social (guidance), and physical educa on.
M’KIS’s Language Arts program u lizes a balanced literacy approach and students receive extensive exposure to a variety of wri ng processes and skills. The Mathema cs program is problem solving based and progresses from concrete to abstract concepts. Science and social studies curriculum integrates Technology, Health, Geography and History and involve ac ve, hands-on learning experiences that o en address real life local and global issues in order to develop interna onally minded individuals who care about the world in which they live.
The early years of schooling are about discovery.”
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