Integrated teaching practices that nurture the highest standards of intellect, character and physical development
Primary and Middle school at School of the Nations comprises eight levels, Primary 1 through 5 and Primary 6 through Form 2. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 25 per class. Instruction is done entirely in English, except about 25% of the time is dedicated to learning Mandarin Chinese. Both the English and the Mandarin programs are designed to cater for the range of students from ‘beginners’ of that language to ‘native speakers’ of that language. A significant emphasis is placed on reading, and this is supported by a library of over 10,000 volumes. If you are interested in enrolling your student in Primary or Middle school at SON, please visit our Admissions page.
The Mathematics program is of an Asian standard, which has been proven to be of greater benefit. Whilst the content is of an Asian standard, it is supplemented with the beneficial aspects of the ‘Western’ techniques of teaching Mathematics. Great importance is also given to the Character Development program, which emphasizes the development of capabilities in students.
The Science curriculum provides standards-based content based on a research-based approach. This hands-on approach of dealing with scientific ideas allows students to grasp concepts and ideas based on experimentation and concrete examples.
The Character Development curriculum aims to accompany students to organically nurture the development of understandings, attitudes, skills and habits that help them to reach to becoming their best selves. Through focusing learning objectives on the development of moral capabilities, such as the capability of participating effectively in group action and decision making or the capability of being committed contributors to social progress, students are accompanied to become active learners in age appropriate processes of individual and community progress. The goal of developing these capabilities is approached through utilizing passages from the Baha’i Writings to explore the practical meaning of spiritual concepts, and by reinforcing learning objectives through stories, role plays, discussions, games and arts activities.