Pre School Programme (2-3-4 Years Old)
The first year at ISP offers a welcoming and inviting environment for the youngest kids aged from 2. English is the teaching language taught by a mother tongue teacher and a bilingual teaching assistant.
Classes are small enough to provide students with the best school experience. Our pre-kindergarten offers a good balance in a warm atmosphere with a dynamic learning environment: a special place for your children.
Kindergarten and Transition
Our Pre-school follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) that allows our young pupils (aged 3-4) to interact in order to respect the children’s growth with particular attention to the social and emotional aspect of each child.
Learning process takes place in a playful environment in which each child is encouraged to share knowledge and gain experience through a research-oriented curriculum. The acquisition of the oral language is the first step to learn reading and writing; this is why the conversations are an essential part of the language programmes of the first years. In Transition they begin to follow a phonics programme through which they will learn how to read and write in English.
The PYP – Primary Years Programme constitutes the International Baccalaureate curriculum of pre-school (3-4 years) and primary school (5-11 years), followed at ISP.
The PYP programme encourages each student to take responsibility for their learning and to develop independent learning skills. ISP aims to build a rigorous, demanding, transdisciplinary, and relevant curriculum through 5 essential elements: knowledge, concepts, abilities, attitudes and the action that students need in order to be well equipped to a good and full life in the present and future
The PYP programme incorporates local, national and global topics, asking students to examine six transdisciplinary themes (who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves, sharing the planet) and to consider the connections among them. These themes are selected for their relevance in the real world; they are defined as transdisciplinary because they focus on different issues, crossing the traditional division into disciplines.
Through the PYP programme, the students examine each topic and learn by doing research within a different unit. Each unit refers to a specific central idea that is developed by lines of inquiry and the student’s research.