Elementary School is a place where the foundation of academic learning is laid. The educational program is based on English Language
development, specifically, reading and communication skills. Emphasis is also put on character building and health habits. The elementary core subject curriculum covers English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Instruction also includes Health, Music, Thai Studies, Art, Mandarin, Physical Education and Technology.
At SJMIS Elementary, the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) guide the holistic educational program. Students are expected 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