Stage Principal Welcome
Welcome to GPIS Elementary Stage.
Elementary school is a vital step in preparing children for later
learning and life in general. It’s where most children learn to read, where they
learn the fundamental concepts of science and mathematics, and where they gain
a basic understanding of the world and its history. Without elementary
education, all other learning would be difficult, if not impossible. Indeed,
studies have shown that learning to read before fourth grade can actually
increase a student’s lifelong earning potential. In other words, the quality of
education a child receives in elementary school can affect their entire
life. A responsibility that your
Elementary Stage takes very seriously.
we are and what we do.
GPIS strives to be a model international school offering a broad and challenging educational program to students to assist them in contributing their wisdom, compassion, and leadership in a global society.
Education is the first and foremost phase of a child’s education system. It plays a very critical role in an
educational journey with certain targeted roles to play in a child’s life such
as enabling children to learn reading, writing, Math, and creativity along with
character building, critical thinking, logical judgment, and communication and
socialization skills along with physical and emotional development.
In short, education especially at an early stage is aimed toward the child’s initial stages of development.
The best elementary schools and stages are the ones that have a curriculum that is based on a student’s development than cramming of course books, a reasonably new concept but a vital one. Elementary stages promote independence for both students and parents, independence being a major factor for growth, children develop their true selves when in school.
Montessori called Elementary the second plane of development. The child becomes less dependent on imitation
and much more concerned with how and why questions. Social interactions with peers become more
important, the discovery of, and pride in, one’s personal heritage and family
customs become fascinating, and knowledge is no longer taken at face
value. These children are hungry for
intellectual challenges, open-ended questions, and lots of facts.
Our curriculum is structured to stimulate creative thinking and encourage our students to explore the world around them through practical exploration and discovery. Accordingly, our curriculum is planned around activities that we organize in order to promote learning and personal growth. Through integrated learning, we encourage the students to put to use different concepts taught across the curriculum in order to solve problems & create products that are applicable to real life.
Students’ work is focused on the Four Core subjects of learning: Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies along with Arabic and Religion.
Our Music, Art, IT & Physical education classes are the place where talent and discipline meet to shape a balanced child.
Professional development for staff is the main pillar to achieving students’ development. GPIS takes pride in planning yearly PD, training & PLC sessions for teachers that have a different focus and objective every month
Quality resources used:
The American Program follows the Common Core Standards mainly with Language Arts and Mathematics. The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards