The school’s distinctive curriculum combines the truly global teaching philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme with the best of British education (the National Curriculum of England & Wales).
From Nursery through to Grade 5 the in-depth, fast-paced, traditional disciplines of the English National Curriculum are taught through the dynamic, inquiry based, trans-disciplinary teaching approach of the I.B.
This distinctive curriculum creates a well-grounded and stimulating learning environment that focuses on the total growth of the developing child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs, with strong academic rigour.
The school’s teaching encourages international-mindedness and a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries. By developing their awareness of the process of learning, our students become life long learners. A student’s experience reflects real life, encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into a wide range of global and localised issues. It emphasizes development of the whole student physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
Currently, Abercorn International School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Abercorn International School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org