Nursery (2-3 years old)
Our Nursery program is designed to allow two-years-old children to learn through play while encouraging (and noticing) individual interests. By promoting independence and developing an emerging awareness of social behavior, we help young learners expand their world beyond the home to the school community. Teachers support growing independence by providing opportunities for classroom jobs: putting things away, pouring milk, washing hands, and choosing materials and activities during center time. Many opportunities are provided to increase a child’s ability to communicate by developing active listening and expressive language skills.
Throughout the day children make self-directed (but carefully guided choices), participate in small groups, take part in circle time, and build the confidence needed to try new things. Children enjoy free play to allow creativity and imagination to flourish. Teachers facilitate opportunities for children to engage in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using poems, finger plays, puppets, singing, and rhyming.
KG 1 (3-4 years old)
TKG 1 program is primarily designed to help children adjust to the school experience. The program has an emphasis on building language skills, using both English and Arabic. The program offers a supportive and child-centered school environment where carefully planned programs and theme-based “learning centers” lead the students toward exploration and interaction. Daily activities are planned in a safe nurturing environment rich in language, constructive play, active exploration and social interaction.
KG1 children are engaged in active learning in different areas of classroom centers. The daily schedule accommodates indoor play, outdoor play, socialization, and special classes where children are encouraged to work in large and small groups, as well as independently. KG 1 program includes English, Math, Arabic, Islamic, Quran, Arts, and Physical Education.
KG 2 (4-5 years old)
KG 2 program is designed to teach children the fundamental skills in reading and mathematics in an active, stimulating and accepting environment. Children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth is enhanced through a variety of activities that meet individual and group needs.
The program focuses on oral language development as the basis for thinking, pre-writing, and prereading. KG 2 children are engaged active learning through body movement activities, manipulation of learning materials, and interaction with others. KG 2 program includes English, Math, Science, Arabic, Islamic, Quran, Arts, French, and Physical Education.
KG 3 (5-6 years old)
KG 3 program is designed to carry on from the previous year to a more complex structure. KG 3 children learn English language skills through phonics, grammar, and spelling programs, while reading is presented through a carefully leveled literacy program. The mathematics program reinforces all required skills and concepts as well as number work with special emphasis on mental math.
KG 3 Children explore concepts through a theme-based approach that integrates all core subject areas including language arts, math, science, and social studies. KG 3 program includes English, Math, Science, Arts, French, Computer, and Physical Education.
LOWER GRADES (Grades 1-3)
Lower Grades have subject teachers instruct students in English, Science, math, social studies, computer, Arabic, Islamic, Quran, physical education, art, French, and library.
The Lower Grades program includes 8 English classes, 5 Math classes, 4 Science classes, 1 Social Studies class, 6 Arabic classes, 5 Islamic classes, 2 French classes, 1 Computer class, 1 Library class, 1 Art class per week.
Each term is divided into 2 quarters. Formative assessments and quizzes will be set in each quarter to assess students’ skills and understanding.
JCS curriculum is following the American Curriculum Framework. The curriculum is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is a continuous process, and that the educational process should strive for the improvement of all students. The American Curriculum develops the needs of all students. JCS curriculum is based on the traditional childhood learning process supported by an interesting deliverance technique encouraging students to practice their acquired knowledge through different activities integrated with high tech equipment directly into the classrooms.
KG classes start with a basic circle time, where the teacher explains a topic. As the discussion is over students are divided into two groups. One group practices the newly acquired information through seat works on books, while the other group engages in an activity and vise- versa.
Lower grades curriculum aims to develop students academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. The curriculum is designed to cover English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Arabic, Islamic, Computer, Physical Education, Arts, and French.