Dear Elementary School Families,
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to new and returning families to the International School of Myanmar (ISM) and we hope that you and your family enjoy being part of ISM Elementary School.
Our students are the heart of our school and purpose. Everything we do at ISM is guided by our school’s mission and vision and we all work hard to keep the mission at the forefront of our thinking when working with students. In choosing ISM, you are supporting this mission as well. Like all communities, our elementary school is more successful when all participants work together to support each other and the common good. Everyone’s attitude and commitment to our school will make a difference. 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. Using American-based national educational standards and clear grade level learning outcomes, we make sure that our students are making successful growth each year. Their academic development is further enriched by having specialized instruction in Music, Visual Arts, Technology, and Physical Education. They also participate in Myanmar Studies to further develop their native language skills. To further support our students, we have a school counselor, an ESOL department, and Health Services.
By working together collaboratively, we can help all our students in having a wonderful year of personal, social, and academic growth and achievement. We look forward to building a partnership with all our families to create a successful year of learning for your child.
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.