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Early Years

In the early years at Collegiate International School, students are supported through balance between play, learning, and building relationships. Students engage in hands-on, play-based learning experiences that stimulate their curiosity and creativity. They have access to well-designed learning environments that encourage exploration and discovery, fostering their cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. 

Play is integrated into the curriculum, allowing students to develop important skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. They engage in imaginative play, outdoor activities, and structured games that promote physical fitness and well-being. 

Building relationships is a key aspect of an ideal student life. Students form friendships with peers from diverse backgrounds, celebrating and appreciating their differences. They learn about different cultures, languages, and perspectives, fostering an understanding and appreciation of global citizenship. 

Teachers provide a nurturing and supportive environment, building positive relationships with students and guiding their learning journey. Parents are actively involved and engaged in their child's education, collaborating with teachers to support their child's growth and development. 


Classroom teachers provide students with learning and teaching experiences in: 

  • Unit of Inquiry – Science and Social Studies 

  • English Language Arts 

  • Math 

  • Discovery Time and Play 

  • Personal, Social, Physical and Emotional Development 


Specialist teachers enhance student learning experiences in: 

  • Physical Education 

  • Visual Arts 

  • Performing Arts 

  • Arabic (Kindergarten 2) 

  • STEAM (Kindergarten 2) 

  • Personal, Social, Physical and Emotional Development 


Overall, student life in the early years at CIS combines play, learning, and relationship-building to create a joyful, inclusive, and stimulating environment where students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

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