AISD's Elementary School program is driven and guided by both the school's Mission and Vision Statements with the curriculum designed to prepare students to become stewards of a just and sustainable world.
The Elementary School program is driven and guided by both 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 the development of 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 celebrates the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world.
Through an inquiry approach, students are able to ask questions, explore, wonder, collect data, seek information and solve problems in a variety of ways, thus actively engaging students in their effort to make sense of the world. Inquiry involves the synthesis, analysis, and manipulation of knowledge through play and guided learning as well. Our faculty is experienced and committed to providing a world-class education for the students at AISD. We believe that student success at school is fostered through strong home-school communication, parental involvement, and support of their child’s education.
Welcome to the Elementary School from the ES office staff!
Mr. Overlie (Principal)
Ms. Snyder (PYP Coordinator)
Ms. Kavya (Office Manager)
Ms. DeNeef (Counselor)
The Primary Years Program (PYP)
Taught in over 109 countries around the world, 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 their conceptual understandings and strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss
IB Learner Profile
The aim of all IB programs is 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 in 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.