International School Manila

Integrity - Service - Merit

Academic Program

The Elementary School Structure

The Elementary School comprises seven year levels: Preschool (covering two years), Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 4. The age range of our students is from three to ten years.

Each grade level is made up of a team of class teachers, teaching assistants, Learning Support and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers. The Program Leader facilitates and guides the team at each grade level. The Program Leader in Preschool and Kindergarten teaches a class, while the Program Leaders in Grades 1 to 4 are specialist ESL teachers. Program Leaders also have considerable curricular, pastoral and administrative responsibilities.

Specialist teachers work with your children in Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Library Skills and Information Technology. Reading support is provided in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 levels as a means to building all our students reading identities.

English language support is provided by a team of qualified ESL teachers and teaching assistants. Students who need additional learning support are assisted by our Learning Support program, which incorporates both a Speech and Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist (full time consultant to ISM).

For those students who require a curriculum that is completely modified to meet their needs, we offer a Specialized Learning Support Program in a small class environment (up to six students).

In the Elementary School we use an integrated inquiry approach as our curricular framework. Through our program of inquiry, students develop the skills, understandings and dispositions to be lifelong learners.