As an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, GCCS is able to offer the prestigious Primary Years Programme for students Kindergarten-5th Grade
Major Features of GCCS:
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed to foster the development of the whole child and is globally recognized for its effectiveness and innovation.
The most significant and distinctive feature of the Primary Years Programme are the six transdisciplinary themes.
The PYP is guided by six transdisciplinary themes:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
Our curriculum is theme-based and provides a focus on learning experiences in which students with diverse backgrounds and languages become inquiring, knowledgeable, and supportive of each other.
GCCS invests in its teachers in order to provide a rigorous, high-quality education through professional development and coaching that improves pedagogy and leadership. We use multiple methods of assessment, including projects, portfolios, multimedia presentations, and state-mandated tests, to inform on-going instruction and measure progress toward learning goals.
GCCS provides guidance for English Language Learners. Home language is supported and sustained along with learning and improving in English language skills.
Educational Enhancement with the Arts:
The arts provide critical opportunities to learn for young children. All GCCS students learn various disciplines of visual arts, music and drama. Students learn about the arts (the skills and processes involved) and through the arts (artists, perspectives, themes and ideas using the arts).