Our curriculum is thematic in approach engaging children, developing key curriculum knowledge whilst balanced with soft, life and learning skills which span beyond the curriculum.
We believe our role is to instill confidence in all; ensuring the creation of 21st Century learners.
We have a strong set of values. Our core values of unity, respect, tolerance, freedom and aspiration are at the heart of our team and are central to our curriculum. We want our values and love of learning to prepare children for society and later life.
We are committed to building trust between and among staff members, administrators, students, parents, and community members by displaying respect, personal regard, integrity, and professional competence. Trust is an essential component for school improvement..
At HISA we believe that qualified staff is crucial to providing a high quality programme. Our staff will ensure a solid pedagogical approach and developmentally appropriate programme meets the individual needs of your child. Research shows that the more qualified staff a school has, the higher the quality of care, learning and development for children. It is widely recognized within education that training and qualifications are crucial for quality early childhood education.
At HISA we believe small group sizes and high staff-child ratios also contribute to higher quality education and care for your child. Higher staff: child ratios for younger children are a priority to maximize opportunities for building respectful and caring relationships with children and their families, as well as building on their learning opportunities.
Teacher training in early childhood education is important for quality. Harvard International School of Alexandria prides itself on ensuring that the latest research in child development is used to critically reflect on our teaching practices and implemented where appropriate.
Having qualified staff ensures that programmes are based on current knowledge, ensuring that children’s social, emotional and intellectual development needs are met. It also provides leadership to other staff.