The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programme is designed to help students build on existing knowledge, form concepts, acquire foundation skills and develop a positive attitude towards learning. Learning expectations are interrelated with the student’s development in literacy and their knowledge and skills in numeracy and science. Greek classes for Native speakers and for Foreigners are offered in Kindergarten.
Our students in the Kindergarten program are introduced to the IB Primary Years Programme where learning takes place through six units of inquiry of global significance. These units integrate subject knowledge across the main curriculum of Language; Mathematics; Social Studies; Science; the Arts; Personal, Social and Physical Education. The Kindergarten students inquire into these units that have been defined by the six PYP Transdisciplinary Themes:
- Who we are
- Where we are in time and place
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
In Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the students will continue to work in a safe, secure and inviting learning environment. Through age-appropriate, relevant and challenging units of inquiry and weekly science lessons, the students will have many opportunities to manipulate materials, to observe, listen, investigate, experiment, ask questions and draw conclusions. They will experience that learning requires problem solving and critical thinking.
Additionally, the program includes opportunities for self-expression and self-discovery through visual arts, music and language activities.