The Ahliyyah School for Girls &The Bishop's School for Boys
Arab Evangelical Episcopal Church Council
About the Elementary Department  ​​
The Elementary Department of the Ahliyyah School supplies the building blocks to begin our students’ education. Our introductory educational strategies will be the foundation on which our students will add layers of knowledge, brick by brick, as they travel through all the grades of our school system.
The department adopted The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme. It encourages the development of international mindedness. Students show the learners’ profile attributes in their character and demonstrate their understanding of the five essential elements of PYP: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions.
The department consists of students between the ages of 6 and 11. Our goal is to successfully develop the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills of each student. Our carefully chosen, time-tested curriculum, accompanied by our varied enrichment programs, will help us reach these goals in each and every one of our pupils.
We provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment for the students by applying advanced education methods, such as cooperative learning, individualized learning, and inquiry-based learning which assure the students’ full engagement in the learning process.
Classes
The Ahliyyah School places great importance on the role of the homeroom teachers in grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 because students spend 60 percent of their time in class with them. The homeroom teachers monitor the students’ growth and teach them in Arabic many of the academic subjects, which include Arabic Language, Math, Science and Social Studies. Specialized teachers teach Religion, English, French, Drama, Art, P.E. and Music classes.
Classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards, computers, sound system, ASONA Spray and different resources to encourage active learning and inquiry-based learning to deepen the understanding of the units of inquiry.
The school believes our students should be able to fluently express their ideas in writing and orally in both their first language and the English language. School day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.