As an IB teacher for the past 20 years, there have been many times when parents or educators have asked me about the importance of Art within the IB Philosophy. “Why do we have to be ...
Kindergarten students are brimming with joy, enthusiasm, and curiosity! This makes them natural inquirers – which is a springboard to a wonderful year with the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
Our Kindergarten students learn reading, Singapore Math, and STEM. Whether they are learning about fables and fairy tales, addition and subtraction, or computer skills and coding, their joy for the learning process abounds. At IST, Kindergarten students also begin their language acquisition journey as young members of our global community. They have Spanish and Mandarin classes, each four times a week, which broaden their minds, horizons, and linguistic skills.
Perhaps most importantly, we also recognize the importance of play! IST Kindergarten students have multiple recess sessions each day to give them a chance to be outside with their friends having fun! We also incorporate mindfulness into our curriculum to help our students develop the important skills of stress management and open communication about feelings and emotions. IST is deeply committed to the Social and Emotional Learning of every student.