On behalf of the elementary staff, I would like to welcome you to the Antwerp International School’s Elementary School (ES). Our mission is to “to provide a world-class education, supporting every child in their development, wellbeing and aspirations.”
We believe that learning should be challenging as well as fun. From Early Childhood to Grade 5, students are encouraged to be actively involved in their own learning, to challenge themselves, to wonder, to ask questions and to explore and analyze the world around them. Teachers demonstrate respect, understanding and compassion, while supporting and challenging each student to reach his or her potential in a caring, safe and supportive environment.
We are very proud of our program, our teachers, and, most importantly, our students.
Teachers incorporate a wide range of “best practice” approaches in their teaching, recognizing that our students bring a variety of learning styles, academic abilities, linguistic knowledge and cultural background and experiences to the classroom. Our highly qualified Learning Support teachers and English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers provide additional support in English, literacy and numeracy skills, helping students build a strong foundation that will lead to future success.
As educators, we believe in working together with parents and families in order to assure the most valuable learning experience for each child. We encourage frequent communication between teachers and parents, and provide regular reports of student progress as well as of current curricular topics and special activities within the classroom and the Elementary School. The contributions of all members of the AIS Community help to enrich the school program and the educational experience of the students.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms. Kaye Gustafson
Elementary School Principal