Primer on the Elementary Education at Saint John Mary
Elementary School is a place where the foundation of academic learning is laid. The education program at SJMIS Elementary is focused on balanced literacy development, tying reading, writing and speaking skills. Culture, values, character building and health habits are embedded into all aspects of school life. The elementary core subject curriculum covers English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The school program balances academic development with a rich includes Health, Music, Thai Studies, Art, Mandarin, Physical Education and InformationTechnology.
At SJMIS Elementary, the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) guide the holistic educational program. Students are nurtured to develop as Responsible Global Citizens through educational activities that foster multiculturalism, environmental conservation and community outreach. These themes are integrated into the curriculum and students make meaning from concepts and skills taught.
Students are steered towards becoming High Academic Achievers and Effective Communicators as they explore English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies through student-centered activities. With the support of technology, research, investigatory projects, oral presentations, games and portfolios are common strategies used in our elementary classrooms. Students also learn through cooperative learning activities that build students' social development to become Emerging Leaders.
Ms. Barbara Tajti
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