XIS works with an American based curriculum for grade Kindergarten through Fifth (about 5-11 years of age). We work with a Singapore based math curriculum to provide our students a solid foundation and at the same time challenge them. We also believe in involving students in their own language learning through various forms of writing and genres of reading. As students become more independent, we teach them methods on how to take what they have learned in class and apply it to other subjects and the world around them.
Because of our controlled class sizes, students are able to receive targeted help from teachers. As a student moves from one grade to another, teachers keep a portfolio of their work. This does not only provide a record of student achievement. The portfolio allows teachers to keep track of each student’s progress throughout their time here at XIS. This network of support also helps teachers prepare for incoming classes. Areas of struggle can be targeted. Strengths can be challenged.