“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings” Hodding Carter Journalist
The Elementary School program at the Walworth Barbour American International School is designed to equip every child with the essential learning skills in order to become a responsible and contributing member of the community. Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science are the foundations of the school’s academic program. Additional opportunities allow children to express themselves creatively through Visual and Performing Arts, Music, Language/Culture, and Physical Education. Technology and Media Literacy are embedded throughout the K-5 curriculum.
“We have incredible children who come to us from diverse backgrounds and experiences who share a common joy of learning.”
Teachers utilize a variety of strategies designed to enrich each student’s experience. All classes participate in field trips linked to the curriculum. School traditions include holiday celebrations, assemblies, sports, concerts, and publishing parties.
Special services offered in Grades K-5 include support for students with mild learning disabilities and counseling services. Formal instruction for English Language Learners (ELL) begins in kindergarten.
WBAIS is an exceptional school. Dedicated faculty provide an excellent education that challenges and inspires our students. The curriculum reflects the best of what is known about elementary education. The active and supportive parent community has been instrumental in assisting us and our school.
And most importantly, we have incredible children who come to us from diverse backgrounds and experiences and share a common joy of learning.
The Elementary School Program
Building community and fostering relationships is an important aspect of our elementary program. Through engagement in assemblies, events, trips, celebrations, and spirit days, we foster a sense of belonging and build bridges of understanding. Our After School Activities program provides enrichment activities.
Elementary students engage in a variety of learning experiences following our academic program (which include core subjects such as literacy, math, social studies and science with their homeroom teachers) and specialist subjects (which include music, art, PE, culture/language, technology, and SEL).
Our students develop as responsible, kind, safe, and respectful citizens by reflecting and growing their social-emotional competencies through Second Step lessons, problem solving skills, positive social interactions, and participating in service learning projects.
The Elementary School provides support for all students through differentiation, and our support services (which include academic learning support, EAL, responsive counseling services, our SEL curriculum, personal safety and transition programs.