Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) – Grade 5 (ages 4 to 11)
The Elementary School at AAS has the feel of a small community school, where everyone knows everyone and the needs of the whole child are met.
Alongside this important close-knit feel, children benefit from the large range of facilities and activities that a large campus like AAS has to offer. There are many opportunities for younger children to interact with and learn not just from each other but from their older peers, helping them develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Harnessing the natural curiosity and sense of wonder of the young student, AAS provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children are actively encouraged to participate in the learning process. Our inquiry-based curriculum teaches children to ask questions, explore ideas, think carefully about what they have learned, and strengthen their understanding.
This culture of inquiry and problem solving, encourages a love of learning which stays with students throughout their life. In addition, our program supports our young learners with building confidence, developing social skills, and learning how to collaborate.
All students follow an established curriculum which is a mixture of the best practice from the United Kingdom and the United States. There is also a large emphasis placed upon the understanding and appreciation of global citizenship and this is a strong theme followed throughout the elementary experience.
The curriculum encompasses Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science and also regular specialist teaching in subjects such as Art, Music, Dance and Physical Education. The language of instruction is English, and Bulgarian and French are offered as world language options.
Students all enjoy the modern and purpose-built facilities at AAS and a wide range of technology and equipment is at their disposal.
The facilities in the Elementary School allow for diverse and wide-ranging teaching strategies and styles.
Individual Attention &
Each Elementary classroom teacher is supported by a classroom teaching assistant. Every effort is, therefore, made to ensure that each child receives the individual attention that they need in order to meet their learning capabilities.
Teachers in the Elementary School value the learning of their pupils and offer many valuable opportunities for students to become confident, independent learners, experiencing success in all areas of school life.