Lower School Curriculum
Our holistic program balances the development of concepts, skills and character. We focus on the total growth of your child including their social, physical, emotional and cultural needs while offering academic excellence.
Guided inquiry, collaboration and communication are central to our approach to teaching and learning and we provide an environment for your child that fosters the development of problem solving and critical thinking while they master core subject content.
English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies are taught by your child's homeroom teacher who makes links across subjects to maximize learning connections.
German, PE, Music, Visual Arts and Library lessons are taught by specialist teachers to form a comprehensive, varied and rich learning experience.
Character and wellbeing
Your child's wellbeing is central to our approach and we support their character development in every aspect of school life.
ZIS Learners are:
ZIS Learners value:
Early Childhood (Ages 3-6)
Early Childhood students (Early ZIS to Kindergarten) explore and develop pre-literacy and pre-numeracy competencies through everyday experiences in class with their teacher. They also develop understanding in Science and Social Studies concepts through various integrated projects.
Our Early Childhood students have regular German, Creative Arts and Library lessons taught by specialist teachers. Technology is used as a tool that enhances and broadens the scope and quality of their learning.
English as an Additional Language
The language of instruction is English, with additional support for non-English speakers.
In addition, we have teachers specializing in Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, as well as other learning needs.
Please see the Program of Studies below for full details.