Mingahlahbahr! I am excited for you to learn about our wonderful ISM elementary school through our website. Through the following articles, stories, photos, and videos, we hope you get a clear picture of what makes our school so special.
The elementary school consists of approximately 400 students supported by 32 overseas hired teachers, 28 local teachers, and 11 administrative support staff.
Our students are the heart of our school and purpose. Our overseas teachers, who have taught at many international schools around the world, constantly rave about how hard-working, enthusiastic, respectful, and curious our students are each day. Their academic development is enriched by having specialized instruction in Music, Visual Arts, Technology, and Physical Education. They also participate in Myanmar Studies three times a week to further develop their native language skills. To further support our students, we have a school counselor, an ESOL department, and Health Services.
Using American-based national educational standards and clear grade level learning outcomes, we make sure that our students are making successful growth each year. We use learning continuums in reading, writing, and math to assist us in differentiating instruction so we can simultaneously challenge and provide additional support for students in these core academic subjects. Our Early Childhood program uses a comprehensive and impressive Progression of Growth that identifies key developmental milestones that children achieve from 3 – 6 years of age.
While instructional programs and resources such as textbooks, the number of books in our library, and the equipment in our science lab are important, our most vital instructional resource is our teachers. I am incredibly proud and impressed by our 62 teachers.
Words can only describe something to a point. The best way to find out how special our school is to take a journey through our website. I promise you will leave with a smile!
Yours in education,
The International School of Myanmar, Elementary, provides a strong, standards-referenced holistic program grounded in research-based practice for curriculum, assessment and instruction. The program is supported by teachers through engagement collaborative practices that are data-driven and focused on student learning. We believe that elementary school should be a stimulating, engaging, and appropriately challenging experience for all children. It is a time for children to develop social skills, build strong friendships, and discover new subjects and special interests. Our goal is to provide academic excellence and promote the love of learning. We are committed to providing a rigorous, structured, world-class program to prepare our students for future success.
Our curriculum provides an education that engages our Young Learners in a variety of educational experiences. Our teachers differentiate instruction to meet each child’s learning needs, academic levels, and interests. In most cases, instruction is provided by both a foreign and local classroom teacher through a variety of instructional strategies. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential in all academic and specialist areas.
At the elementary level, we provide an integrated education that includes English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, information center, Myanmar studies and music with technology threaded throughout. Our curriculum is supported by current educational resources and materials. Field trips, after school activities, and enrichment programs complement and extend classroom learning.