The fine arts program provides students in grades K-5 the opportunity to receive instruction in art concepts and techniques throughout the year from the art teacher. The concepts are integrated with grade level curriculum.
French & French Immersion
Each student receives instruction in French, targeted at each of the essential world language skills appropriate for their cognitive development level: listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Beginning in first grade, families may choose the French Immersion Program which provides math and science instruction in French for grades 1-5. Learn more about the French Immersion Program.
K-5 students receive general/vocal music instruction in a Kodaly/Orff based program. Students play mallet percussion and recorders and sing, dance and perform American Folk, ethnic and world music. This process also includes extensive use of literature and poetry. AIES performance groups may include: AIES Ringers (Handbells for fourth and/or fifth grade) and AIES Singers (fourth and fifth grade vocal choir). In addition, there are individual grade-level performances.
The physical education program supports each student's physical development by teaching important skills for wellness and fitness. Skills taught in physical education also support learning in all aspects of the school program. For the safety of your child, please try to have him/her wear sneakers on the days of PE class. Students must have a note from their parents for a one or two day excuse from PE class for health reasons. A longer period of time requires a written note from a doctor. Before or after-school intramurals are offered during the year at specific times as determined by the physical education teacher.
Students in all grades will receive computer and information literacy skills instruction. They also enjoy opportunities to appreciate literature and to check out books for pleasure reading. AIES supports students in the development of 21st Century Skills.