Queens Curriculum

Queens

K-4 (JA-J4) Overview

From the very first year, the social, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, and physical needs of the student are central to the curriculum, so that the classroom becomes a world in which the acquisition of skills and conceptual understanding goes hand in hand with the freedom to inquire, explore, and create. The integrated learning that characterizes school life in the early grades builds a deep understanding of who the children are as inquiring, independent critical thinkers and learners in an international environment.

Every day our children have the opportunity of experiencing a safe and secure inclusive learning environment to work, learn, and play with peers from different countries and cultures from around the world. The connections made among subjects, people, times, and places characterize the interdisciplinary nature of the Junior School curriculum.

Benchmarks

The social, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional and physical needs of the student are central to the curriculum, so that the classroom becomes a world in which the acquisition of skills and conceptual understanding goes hand in hand with the freedom to inquire, explore and create. The integrated learning that characterizes school life in the early grades builds a deep understanding of who the children are as inquiring, independent critical thinkers and learners in an international environment. Every day our children have the opportunity to experience an innovated and inclusive environment to work, learn and play with peers from different countries and cultures from around the world. The connections made between subjects, people, times and places, characterize the interdisciplinary nature of the Junior School curriculum.

5-8 (M1-M4) Overview

Middle School is characterized by a time of rapid physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. It is a time where students strengthen their independent learning skills and begin to identify and pursue specific and personal learning styles and interests. The integrated learning that exemplifies school life in the early grades is developed and diversified in the intermediate years. Teachers and students develop meaningful connections within and across the disciplines, where a rigorous, but flexible and broad-based platform for learning is maintained in order to embrace the acquisition of knowledge, the development of skills and attitudes and their complex application in an international setting.

Benchmarks

Middle School is characterized by a time of rapid physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. It is a time where students strengthen their independent learning skills and begin to identify and pursue specific and personal learning styles and interests.The integrated learning that exemplifies school life in the early grades is developed and diversified in the intermediate years. Teachers and students develop meaningful connections within and across the disciplines, where a rigorous, but flexible and broad-based platform for learning is maintained in order to embrace the acquisition of knowledge, the development of higher order thinking skills and dispositions and their complex application in an international setting.