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Elementary School

At Collegiate International School, student life for elementary students is designed to foster a well-rounded education, growth, and engagement in a holistic manner. It encompasses various elements that contribute to their overall development. 

Students experience a balanced approach to learning, where academic rigor is combined with opportunities for physical activity, creative expression, and social interactions. They engage in inquiry-based learning, building a strong foundation of knowledge across different subject areas while developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills. 

The school provides an innovative environment that encourages creativity, collaboration, and the use of technology to enhance learning experiences. Students have access to modern resources, including digital tools and interactive materials, to explore, create, and demonstrate their understanding in innovative ways. 

Building long-lasting relationships is fostered through a supportive and inclusive school community. Students develop empathy, respect, and appreciation for diversity as they interact with classmates, teachers, and staff. They cultivate positive relationships, working together on projects and learning from one another's experiences and perspectives. 

Leadership opportunities are provided to empower students to take ownership of their learning and make a positive impact. They participate in student-led initiatives, clubs, and projects, developing leadership skills, responsibility, and a sense of agency. 

Action with learning is emphasized, encouraging students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world contexts. They engage in service-learning projects, community involvement, and environmental initiatives, making a difference in the school, local, and global communities. Through these experiences, students develop a sense of social responsibility and become active contributors to building a better world. 


Classroom teachers provide students with learning and teaching experiences in: 

  • Unit of Inquiry – Science and Social Studies 

  • English Language Arts 

  • Math 

  • UAE Moral, Social and Cultural Studies 

Specialist teachers enhance student learning experiences in: 

  • Arabic  

  • Islamic Studies 

  • Physical Education 

  • Visual Arts 

  • Performing Arts 

  • STEAM  

  • Modern Foreign Language – French or Spanish (Grade 2-Grade 5) 


At CIS, elementary students are nurtured to become knowledgeable, compassionate, and globally-minded individuals who are equipped with the skills and values to thrive in an interconnected world. 

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