My favorite subjects are Art and Music. Art because I am free to paint whatever I want and Music because I like the sounds of making music, particularly the electric piano keyboard!
Lavinia R., Grade 2
Marymount's Elementary School program for Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 combines core content areas, such as literacy, math, science, and social studies, with enrichment subjects like music, computer, art, drama, library, religion, physical education, information technology and philosophy classes. In this way, the program provides our students with a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate set of experiences that promote creative thinking, support curiosity about learning, and develop global awareness.
Kindergarten classes are housed in the Elementary School Building offering students access to the Elementary School's Library and Music Room as well as their own Kindergarten Playground.
The language of instruction is English for all classes apart from those associated with our Italian language program. Students experience the beauty and historical significance of Rome and Italy through field trips and cultural studies at each grade level. They also celebrate the cultural diversity represented by our students and teachers during weekly assemblies and regular Elementary Student Council and House System-led projects which allow students to learn about the different cultures and customs.
Teaching is inspired by the International Baccalaureate philosophy and based on international best practices encouraging inquiry and critical thinking. Teachers carefully assess each child's development on an ongoing basis and provide an instructional program that equips children with the skills, concepts, and tools needed for continued learning. A low teacher-student ratio helps to support learning, as do our collaborative English Language Learning (ELL) and Learning Support programs.
Through the use of a positive response philosophy, teachers help to foster in all students the social skills of cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, kindness and self-control.