Our Lower School Class Blogs:
ISD Library Dora Flores
ISD Athletics Noah Spaulding, Rene Johnson,
Pre Kindergarten Susan Chopnick, Kim Cassinelli
Junior Kindergarten Natalia Fisher, Angel Ong
Senior Kindergarten Grace Leong, Michell Perry
Grade 1, Nina Liao
Grade 2 Jennifer Manning, Shu Lin Teh
Grade 3 Tyren Garberg, Josmary Adames
Grade 4 Christy Kurtzweg, Melissa De Leeuw
Grade 5 Raneve West -Singh
Young children are natural explorers and want to investigate every single aspect of their world. We believe in creating learning situations that allow children to develop their skills while feeling confident enough to take chances and make discoveries. Our Elementary School Program provides the opportunities and necessary tools for learning including: state of the art technology, access to information, and plenty of space to move. We want our students to get a firm educational foundation through rigorous curriculum and high expectations. The teachers here at ISD are willing to do what ever it takes to keep that joy of learning alive in your child!
Curriculum forms the building blocks of education at all grade levels. For the elementary grades, curriculum usually consists of the most fundamental material. Educators place the greatest emphasis on the core subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. Other courses of study include spelling and health.
These courses will give students an opportunity to demonstrate command of Standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary. More broadly, they become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and reference materials.
Our curriculum is student-centered, with a focus on developing creativity and critical thinking. You will our find classrooms busy and engaging with a lot of interaction between students and teachers.
The goal at ISD is to model the beliefs and values you will find in our Mission Statement.