SIS elementary school includes
K3 through fifth grade students. These classes are primarily self-contained. Elementary grade students also have classes with special subject teachers in the areas of Art, Music, Mandarin, and Physical Education.
The curriculum for elementary students is primarily based on the recognized levels and materials developed for the student developmental levels and the school's adopted standards and benchmarks. The courses each have a detailed outline of specific content to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, and modern language. As the core of a school’s curriculum, it can provide a solid, coherent foundation of learning, designed to encourage steady academic progress as children build their knowledge and skills from one year to the next.
SIS emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning at every level through the use of manipulatives, experiments, field trips, guest speakers, etc.In the classroom, students work both individually and in cooperative groups, and apply what they have learned to real situations.