AISD's Elementary School program is driven and guided by the school's Mission and Vision Statements, with the curriculum designed to prepare students to become stewards of a just and sustainable world.
We are committed to developing the whole child, providing a balanced program that addresses children’s social, emotional, and academic development.
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years’ Program (PYP) school, we use the IB Learner Profile to teach our children what it means to be internationally-minded, lifelong learners. The attributes are achievable by all elementary school students, and our program ensures that children are given many opportunities to understand and demonstrate these behaviors in real-life settings. The attributes of the Learner Profile serve not only as a guide for the kind of student we hope will graduate from our school but for all learners in our school community — students, teachers, staff, and parents alike.
Teaching and learning at AISD celebrate how people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world.
Through an inquiry approach, students can ask questions, explore, collect data, seek information, and solve problems in various ways. Inquiry involves synthesizing, analyzing, and manipulating knowledge through play and guided learning. Our faculty is experienced and committed to providing a world-class education for students at AISD. We believe student success is fostered through strong home-school communication, parental involvement, and support of their child’s education.
The Primary Years Program (PYP)
Taught in over 109 countries worldwide, the PYP curriculum framework is uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing conceptual understandings and strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.
Learn more at the PYP Website.
IB Learner Profile
All IB programs aim to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
The learner profile supports students in developing internationally-mindedness and taking action for positive change. Exercising their agency, students take ownership of their learning, express their ideas and opinions, and reflect on their development of the learner profile attributes.
Learn more at the IB Learner Profile Website.