Engaged students are curious, ask thought-provoking questions and are excited by the world around them, are proud of their discoveries and are excited to uncover even more. At CIS, our students are exposed to all of the skills outlined in the Alberta Curriculum, Canada.
Our ‘Goal-focussed’ approach means that learning across all subjects is connected. This means that students not only acquire deep subject knowledge but are also given vitally important opportunities to demonstrate that they can apply these in real-life contexts and transfer the skills acquired during lessons.
We provide exciting and appropriate opportunities where students can acquire these learner attributes, whilst also developing a deep knowledge and skill base. Assessment is integral and continuous so that teachers can adapt planning and teaching activities to meet the needs of each learner. Our Alberta curriculum, across many subject areas during and after school, ensures every child can discover and develop their passions.
At CIS we highly value stimulating learning experiences and our students have demonstrated that, through this approach, they can also attain highly without the need for long periods of test practice. Students are continuously assessed using a range of educational assessment tools. This ensures developmental appropriateness, catering for individual learning needs and allows rates of progress to be tracked and analysed regularly by our Elementary education specialists.
Our children construct knowledge and meaning through:
At CIS we love to talk about education! More detailed specifics of the curriculum are available from staff upon request. Please feel free to ask us anything, or visit the curriculum overview for more detailed information regarding individual grades.