Making Learning Fun and Engaging
The students’ placement is generally based on the child’s year of birth. We also consider previous schooling and social-emotional needs of the child.
Classes are organized into five main age groups:
SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The elementary program uses the PYP inquiry based framework. Learning is based on transdisciplinary units that explore global topics where students have the opportunity to gain different perspectives and use critical thinking. Literacy and maths are integrated into these study units and developed through direct teaching to balance understanding, skills, and knowledge. Social and emotional development is fostered in positive classroom environments where a growth mindset is encouraged and students have many opportunities to collaborate in work and play.
The curriculum includes: Literacy, Mathematics, Italian, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music and Choir, and Library.
DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORM
Google Classroom and SeeSaw are the primary digital platforms in the primary school. They are used to support and enrich students’ learning and to communicate learning experiences with parents.
A variety of other digital resources, such as Khan Academy, Reading A to Z, and Epic Books for support and enrichment are also included.
LANGUAGE SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Students from any linguistic background may join ISG at every grade level. In elementary school, students are admitted after reviewing their academic and personal information. In addition, English language proficiency is verified to program language support as needed. Language support might be individualized or in small groups during school hours, with the goal of teaching students the fundamentals of the English language in order to communicate and learn with their peers. International students will also participate in Italian language instruction.
School breaks and festivities are indicated on the school calendar.