Al Faris International School is fully certified by the International Baccalaureate as an IB World School for the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). The PYP is the first curriculum framework for ages 3-10 (Pre-School – Grade 5). The curriculum and teaching aims to develop the intellectual, emotional and physical potential of each child in a secure and stimulating environment. A driving force behind the PYP is the philosophy of international mindedness. The IB’s mission statement strives to nurture young people who recognize that they are global citizens and who are motivated to make changes to and in the world.
The subject areas of math, language, science, social studies, information technology, the arts, physical education and library are taught through interdisciplinary themes in order to help students make connections between the subjects, thereby facilitating more effective learning. Teaching and learning is differentiated for students’ needs. Students are asked to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world. These connections contribute to the development of the attitudes that contribute to international mindedness.
For further information, please visit the IB official website at www.ibo.org