Gardens Elementary School (GES)

It is our belief that student learning is best done when it is authentic - relevant to the “real” world; and transdisciplinary - where the learning is not confined within the boundaries of traditional subject areas but is supported and enriched by them. We aim to engage children in ways that are developmentally appropriate and that meet children’s academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. We want our students to be happy, engaged learners who are keen to come to school.

We provide a dynamic, creative, technology rich inquiry based curriculum. In all areas the teachers provide students with a range of stimulating learning experiences designed to nurture the whole child through the essential elements of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme: knowledge, skills, attitudes, concepts and action, as well as the learner profile.

A student’s main point of contact is with their classroom teacher who is generally supported by an assistant. In addition, we offer Physical Education, Performing Arts, Art and Arabic Language for native and non-native speakers. Mother Tongue is a growing program intended to support our students to maintain their home languages.

This broad, experiential program enhances a child’s natural curiosity and sense of inquiry, developing an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.