Primary Grades Grades 1-4
The primary SLS program is holistically structured under the Chinese national curriculum and its course standards as well as the United States Common Core Standards. It aims to provide a learning experience combining the approach of an international education with the subject knowledge of both Chinese and American education. Students in the primary grades are experiencing a rapid development in visualized learning, yet their learning habits are quite similar to the kindergarten students in terms of purposeful planning, sustainability, and summarizing. They tend to be attracted to new and interesting things, and their attention span is relatively short compared to older students. Therefore, the primary SLS program integrates modern technology into the educational process, and emphasizes the interaction between teachers and students during teaching. The approach aims to develop a positive and independent learning attitude in our students. Classes are student-centered. In response to the strong curiosity of the students in the primary grades, each lesson is planned to stimulate students’ interests and their eagerness to investigate. Students, as active learners, will develop the willingness to inquire into subjects, and thus experience the joy of learning.