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KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL

 

 

The first two years are spent in the creation of the child’s “sense of self”. This is a crucial part of the child ability to determine and embed the patterns of future behavior in relation to environment and others. Early care must emphasis links to family, home culture and home language for uniquely caring for each child. The key is a well-integrated learning environment at WIS which builds and nurtures the child’s optimal development. Our Kindergarten program (ages 1.5 - 5 yrs.) is focused on developing communications, social, personal, and aesthetic skills, through activity-based, thematic teaching methods. Teachers and their associates motivate and facilitate progressive exploration and discovery through hands-on experience. Kindergarten application helps the child to establish conceptual learning in concrete form. Early learning focuses on the child’s learning through play.
 
Students are exposed to a minimum of five class periods and one recess break per day, for five days in a week.  These classes incorporate a balanced mix of the following:
 
     1. Language Arts - Reading, writing, vocabulary, poetry/rhymes, music, stories, and  drama.
     2. Mathematics - Numbers, simple math operations, manipulative, word-problems, concept development, and 
        puzzlegames. 
     3. Arts & Crafts - Drawing, coloring, painting, cutting & pasting, illustrating, pottery, simple photography.
     4. Science & General Knowledge - Health, nutrition, environmental study, and hands-on lab or field work.
     5. Kinesthetic - Gross and fine motor skills, movement techniques, coordination and control, dance, and, 
        educational games.
  
The Kindergarten learning experiences are divided into four progressive standards or grades of enrichment:

    • Pre - Nursery (1.5 – 2.5 year olds)
    • Nursery (2.5 – 4 year olds)
    • KG - I (4 year olds)
    • KG - II (5 year olds)

Throughout each stage of enrichment, key concepts and skills are introduced and reinforced, providing plenty of opportunity for practice and consolidation.
Through rhyme and patterned language, relationships between sound and symbols (words) develop, leading to rich, essential decoding/encoding skills.
Children perfect phonic skills, scripting skills, and information retrieval skills to become independent readers, researchers, and communicators.
Students share, discuss, and evaluate a unique collection of resources that inspire their own creativity, confidence, and cross-curricular links.
Full provision is made to specifically develop children's investigative and problem solving skills which require the use of mathematics creatively.
Scientific discovery and adventures motivate even the most reluctant learner to bridge the gap between play, convention, imagination, curiosity, recognition, and predictability.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WIS Elementary is helping shape the life of children in the following five progressive learning stages of primary education:
 
Grade-1: (age 6 years):
Learning at this stage is developed through the introduction of subject and skill related disciplines. During this brief tenure, students learn to comprehensively master the basics of reading, writing, drawing, computing and communicating effectively.
 
Grade-2: (age 7 years):
A holistic view of knowledge, intercultural awareness and communication form the curricular model for this grade-level. Here we start by giving the student more academic and extra-curricular responsibility. Students explore formal participation in research and community extension programs.
 
Grade-3 (age 8 years):
This is the phase of education where students are encouraged to complement their school work with ample research and project building opportunities in order to enhance their higher order thinking and application skills. They develop self-esteem, learn to make wise choices, and relate well to others.
 
Grade-4 (age 9 years):
Students work on various challenging academic platforms including the Young Learners program from the University of Cambridge, UK.
 
WIS Elementary is working diligently to perfectly shape the life of every Grade-1 through Grade-4 student.
 
Small classes foster fruitful student relationships and close student-faculty interaction.
Programs of study at all levels are personalized and designed to illuminate the individual's natural and engineered skills/capabilities portfolio.
 
At WIS Elementary, students are trained and instructed to develop communication, governance, leadership, cooperative social responsibilities with the help of the latest technology.

 

JUNIOR-HIGH SCHOOL

The school engages students (age: 11 through 13 years old) in a rigorous academic core curriculum in order to prepare successful candidates for higher education and community service. The engagement in active learning and support Development of study skills and time management provide outstanding preparation for High School. Additional opportunities and learning activities are created through mentorship, differentiated instructional strategies, state-of-the-art technical concentrations, and scholarships. Junior-High students are taught the following Subjects:
 
 
   • English Language Arts, English Literature
   • General & Practical Science
   • Mathematics
   • Algebra
   • Geography & History 
   • Urdu Language Arts
   • Music & Drama
   • Islamiyat Studies
   • Social Studies/Liberal Arts
   • Fine Arts & Crafts
   • Information Technology
   • Sports & Physical Education

HIGH SCHOOL

WIS High School is an intimate community of learning featuring exceptional academic and extra-curricular programs. Students develop a global perspective and recognize the need for personal growth and fulfillment of their scholastic potential for higher studies in college.
 
At WIS High School advanced technology is integral to the teaching and the learning process. Every student and faculty member has hyperlearning access to each other, and to the world of information.
 
Students engaged in interactive learning, work directly with on-going research projects, internships, off-campus study, and community extension programs. They connect the traditions of the liberal arts to the high tech world of tomorrow in order to enrich and encounter an intensively rewarding academic experience.
 
Progressive cross-cultural, languages, commercial, technological, and developmental education, challenges all students and faculty to push their boundaries in order to launch new, exciting, interests, and unique insights. High School Subjects:
 
• Urdu Language Arts (O Level)
• Mathematics (O Levels)
• Additional Mathematics (O Level)
• Islamiyat (O Level)
• Biology (O Levels)
• Chemistry (O Levels)
• Physics (O Levels)
• Economics (O Levels)
• Principles of Accounts (O Levels)
• English Language Arts (O Levels)
• English Literature (O Levels)
• Computer Science (O Levels)
• Sociology (O Levels)
Art and Design (O Levels)
Global Perspectives (O Levels)
The prescribed syllabi for the "O" Levels are taught as per requirements of the University of Cambridge, UK.