Elementary School

- The general goals of the English curriculum at NAIS are to foster language skills—including writing, reading, speaking skills, and critical thinking skills—in the areas of grammar, analysis, problem solving, self-expression, and comprehension.

Grade One
- Reading is the priority in first grade. Students are immersed in a print-rich environment to facilitate development of oral language skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and the awareness of print materials as sources of information and enjoyment. They use listening and speaking skills to participate in classroom discussions, use a variety of strategies to read new words, and develop an understanding of character, setting, main idea, and story sequence through examining a variety of texts. They increase vocabulary and comprehension strategies by reading age-appropriate materials across the curriculum. Students begin to communicate ideas in writing and become independent readers by the end of the year.

Grade Two
- Reading continues to be the highest priority in second grade. Students participate in classroom discussions, utilize a combination of reading and comprehension strategies, and further increase vocabulary. They identify main ideas, make and confirm predictions, and write stories, letters, and simple explanations. Simple grammatical principles are applied to writing, and information is located using reference materials. By the end of the year, students will read with fluency and expression.

Grade Three
- The emphasis in third grade is on learning about words, reading with fluency and expression, and developing comprehension strategies. Effective communication skills will be practiced through the use of group activities and brief oral reports. Students will plan, draft, revise, and edit stories, simple explanations, and short reports. In addition, information from print and non-print sources will be used and gathered. The student will write legibly in cursive by the end of the year.

Grade Four
- Previously developed reading and writing skills provide, in fourth grade, the foundation for an increased emphasis on content throughout the curriculum. Students use text organizers, summarize information, formulate questions, and draw conclusions to demonstrate reading comprehension. They read classic and contemporary literature selections by a variety of authors, continue to increase communication skills in large-and small-group settings, and plan, draft, revise, and edit narratives and explanations. Information resources and word references will be used routinely while writing.

Grade Five
- In fifth grade, students will read texts in all subjects and will acquire information enabling them to answer questions, generate hypotheses, make inferences, support opinions, confirm predictions, compare and contrast relationships, and formulate conclusions. Literary appreciation will continue. Presentations will be prepared utilizing online, print, and media resources to prepare presentations to enhance communications and learning skills. Students will plan, draft, revise, and edit writings to describe, to entertain, and to explain.
- The general goals of the NAIS Science curriculum are to give students an understanding of the nature and methods of science and to develop conceptual and practical skills in the context of student involvement in scientific activity. Students will develop their ability to analyze scientific information critically, apply knowledge and skills in order to generate new knowledge, communicate scientific ideas and their awareness of the impact of science on society, thus helping prepare them for life in the age of 21st century technology.

Grade 1
- Students will begin to learn about and investigate the things around them by observing and identifying Living & Nonliving things. They will acquire basic facts about Plants and Animals, the Earth’s Land, Air and Water, the Seasons. They will investigate matter and examine Forces as Pushes & Pulls, and Magnets.

Grade 2
- Students will identify changes occurring during the growth process for plants, animals, and humans. They will learn about the sun, moon, stars, and weather. Students will also learn to identify changes in matter, forces and motion, and sound.

Grade 3
- Students in third grade compare different types of animals, observe how plants grow, identify differences between rocks, minerals, fossils, and soils, investigate properties and changes in matter, and study heat and light.

Grade 4
- In fourth grade, students focus on classifying living things, analyzing animal and plant growth and adaptations, examining human body systems, physical properties of matter, and heat, energy, and electricity and magnetism.

Grade 5
- Fifth graders trace the structure of living organisms from single cell to body systems. In addition, students explore animal growth and reproduction, plants and their adaptations, and plant processes. They also focus on matter and its properties, atoms and elements, and forms of energy.

Grades 1-5
Mathematics is fundamental to student’s education. This program offers a fun and interactive introduction to basic concepts in Math. With the use of hands on activities, group work and stimulation, the students learn by experimentation, creating a great understanding of the concepts.

Social Studies
Grade 4: Introduction to Geography
This course offers the young learner with a basic understanding of geography skills. Students will enjoy learning new geographic vocabulary while developing map reading skills.

Grade 5: Ancient Egyptian History
This course will help uncover the ancient history of Egypt that fascinated the world and remains to be the number one tourist attraction.

Arabic Language
Since we believe in striking a balance between the Egyptian and American culture, it is one of our school objectives to teach high quality Arabic, Religion, and Civics. Teaching Arabic starts from KG 2 to grade 12. Our approach is a very modern one in teaching the Arabic Language. Students use multimedia and videos, and all available teaching aids. Our students are also encouraged to do research in Arabic as much as they do in English and all other subjects.