The AISV Golden Rule, “Do your best, do what’s right, and treat others the way you want to be treated!”  drives our teaching and learning to encourage the academic, social, emotional and physical development of each child.

Do Your Best!

As a Lower School we aim to inspire, motivate and empower our students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 to discover their personal potential as lifelong learners in an international community.  As we believe inquiry drives learning and encourages the child’s innate curiosity, we deliver our standards-based, teacher designed curriculum through six interdisciplinary inquiry units. These inquiry based units encourage active participation through their use of imagination and creativity to inquire, explore and reflect. Students collaborate with others to gain understanding, solve problems and achieve high quality outcomes.  They consistently demonstrate initiative and motivation. We support students and encourage them to take risks. They are not afraid to ask questions or make mistakes. Each month we celebrate active learners at our Lower School Assembly.

Do What’s Right!

We value the diversity in our school and celebrate the similarities and differences of those in our community!  As members of an international community we strive to promote respect and understanding of different cultures by learning about and making connections with different people, places, languages and customs.  We have compassion and respect for others and understand the impact of our words and actions on our school community as well as the world at large.

Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated!

As we realize the importance of growing holistically, we  work not only on providing challenging academic opportunities, but also on developing social skills and emotional well being.  Each classroom in Lower School holds a weekly class meeting for the purpose of building community and establishing norms and agreements.  We learn how to share appreciation and solve conflict in a safe and supportive manner. Lower School classes learn about different IB Learner Profile Traits each month in the classroom meetings and in sessions with the Lower School Principal.