Introduction

The quality of the elementary school experience is vital to the success of each child as they move up to the middle and high school levels. After successful completion of elementary school, students will enter middle school with solid learning and life skills enabling them to explore and master the more difficult and challenging content therein. Students becoming independent, life-long learners, capable of both competing in and integrating into a complex, ever-changing world is our goal.

At KIS, the development of the ‘whole child’ is of paramount importance, and to this, the elementary has developed a two-fold process:

 

Firstly, aimed at assuring that students:

Are proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening

Are fluent in the use of numbers and number relationships to solve problems

Are knowledgeable and proficient in the use of technology

 

Secondly, recognizing the importance of life-skills,

KIS seeks to develop in students the abilities to:

 Exhibit the skills and attitudes necessary for appropriate social interaction

Acquire and apply skills in higher level thinking and problem-solving

Begin viewing themselves as citizens of a global community.