Young minds require a solid foundation of knowledge to support future learning. Our Elementary School is designed to excite students, instilling a love of learning and priming them for success at an early age.
Elementary Section Academic Curriculum
ELAR: Expeditionary Learning
The Expeditionary Learning K-12 Language Arts curriculum is a comprehensive, standards-based core literacy program that engages teachers and students through compelling, real-world content. The K-12 curriculum offers two hours of literacy instruction per day, depending on the grade level. At the heart of the curriculum, at all grade levels, are the hour-long module lessons. Each grade level includes four modules, which span a full school year. The four modules allow students to build important content knowledge based on a compelling topic related to science, social studies, or literature. Each module uses rich authentic texts throughout.
Math: Go Math
Math instruction is always evolving, with new approaches to pedagogy, engagement, and technology. GO Math!® meets students and teachers on their math journey, raising student achievement scores and supporting teachers along the way.
Science Fusion offers two complete curricula supported by online resources for planning, instruction, and assessment. With two different learning paths (one print, one digital) and distinct content approaches for each lesson, teachers have twice the instructional power and student engagement is maximized. Science Fusion is a state-of-the-art science program designed for building inquiry and STEM skills and optimized for learning in the classroom or at home.
MOE Subjects: Arabic, Religion, Social Studies (4th and 5th)
At Metropolitan we focus on setting a strong Arabic language foundation from an early age. Students are exposed to Arabic literature, poems and heritage.
Objectives of Arabic curriculum:
1) Instilling a love of learning language, developing efficient presentational skills from an early age and comprehending the intricacies of the Egyptian language.
2) The students are able to read and write proficiently, and communicate with others using correct Arabic terms and expressions.
3) Developing an artistic taste for language and understanding all aspects of the uniqueness the language.
4) Developing the student’s handwriting and dictation skills.
5) Aiding the students in comprehending the complexity of Arabic grammar.
That would be applied through:
1) Reading Arabic stories and the syllabus
2) Reading and interpreting Arabic sayings, adages and proverbs
3) Rules of dictation
4) Composition and reading paragraphs
5) Planning for free reading
6) Lesson practices
7) Activities and exams
Grade 1 – 5
In Metropolitan we believe foreign language program should be available to all students. Foreign language acquisition provides the vision and skills necessary to be a global citizen and develops critical thinking skills. We offer the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, often referred to as CEFR or CEFRL.
Art and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. We aim to provide a high-quality art and design education that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As students progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
Metropolitan has a uniquely-crafted music curriculum that comprises multiple music education disciplines and integrates Western musical doctrine with local and global musical traditions. Met Music is geared towards inspiring students to explore music and use performing arts as a means of self-expression, culture, and entertainment.
Physical Education 1-5
Physical education significantly contributes to students’ well-being; therefore, it is an instructional priority for Metropolitan school and an integral part of our students’ educational experience. High-quality physical education instruction contributes to good health, develops fundamental and advanced motor skills, improves students’ self-confidence, and provides opportunities for increased levels of physical fitness that are associated with high academic achievement. The Physical Education Model Content Standards for Kindergarten Through Tenth grade affirms the standing of physical education; rigor is essential to achievement, and participation is not the same as education.
MET Values 1st and 2nd
Our MET Values program provides our primary grade level students will curriculum based on developing the whole child and dovetails with our campus pillars and campus expectations.
MET Business 3rd, 4th, 5th
Our MetBiz program provides age-appropriate, project-based, curricula based on those developed by Junior Achievement (JA) that promote work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship skills for all of our students. By teaching these skills, children will become 21st Century thinkers.