Lower School curriculum ACS Doha students in library

Lower School Curriculum

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Chantal Theron, Lower School Principal
Our focus is to enable every student to access the curriculum independently and experience a sense of success both in and outside of the classroom.
Chantal Theron, Lower School Principal
Lower School students looking at teacher

About the Programme

The Lower School programme covers Grades 1 to 5 (ages 6 to 11). Part of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is taught across 109 countries, the Lower School curriculum allows students to continue on the learning journey they commenced as part of the ACS Early Childhood programme or at a kindergarten elsewhere. Our Lower School programme focuses on enquiry-based learning within a child-centric environment that is open and accessible to all.

Lower School students in library

We encourage invention and creativity as our students adapt their knowledge to new findings and new expectations.

International-mindedness is an underlying ethos. Students explore and appreciate their own mother tongues, culture and identity and to learn to communicate and develop alongside others, no matter what their background or nationality.

Our students leave Lower School as confident and respectful individuals, aware of their strengths and abilities, and ready for the challenges of Middle School.

Lower school students laughing
For my kids it's been fantastic. At ACS Doha I've seen them grow and develop and exceed my expectations academically.