Throughout the period of Elementary School students will become highly motivated, independent life-long learners as well as caring and responsible members of their community.
By the end of Elementary, students feel they are valued members of the school community and as successful learners are confident to take on the challenges of Middle School.
The Elementary staff works closely as a team to create a family atmosphere. They promote a caring, stimulating environment so that your child can continue to grow with a healthy and happy attitude to learning. The Elementary section of the school is housed in the dome area of the campus.
Students are taught through an immersion program in English, working through units and themes. In addition to the core subjects (English, mathematics, social studies and science) taught by the class tutor, students also receive instruction from a variety of other specialist teachers: music, art, computers, physical education and a daily Spanish language class. Specialists liaise with tutors to reinforce the work going on in the regular class and create cross-curricular alignment.
As the Elementary School is on the main campus and adjoined to the Preschool and Secondary School this reinforces the feeling at ASLP of being part of an extended family. All students show great respect, love and care for fellow students no matter what age.
Attention is given on an individual basis and we try to reach all children according to their needs, whether academic, social or emotional. Students can receive additional support from an ESL or SFL teacher and we have a full time counselor.
During the school year there are special days and events when parents and families are invited to join the class for assemblies, plays, musicals or just to share in a particular class activity. Children at ASLP are encouraged not only academically but creatively to express themselves through these presentations and shows in order to gain confidence and independence.