The Montessori program ensures that the students are able to work at their own pace and are given ample time in the needed areas of development without undue pressure
Harmoniously blending with the Islamic view of a child’s fitrah (nature), the ‘Montessori methodology’ adopted at AIS is an exceptional system. It is characterized by providing the students freedom of choice, respecting their natural development whilst promoting independent learning. AIS provides one of the best Montessori set-ups in Pakistan, successfully using Montessori material for hands-on learning Alhamdulillah. We believe that Montessori learning is learning for life! Therefore, our focus is to link our children with Allah in everything they do and develop a strong foundation for their entire lives. Montessori is a 3 year comprehensive program, which starts at the age of 2 years 6 months and may go up to 6+ years. The time since birth until the age of 6 is considered the ‘golden period’ for a child to learn, understand and grow. We use this golden period to make our students independent by giving them rich experiences to explore as well as steering them towards Islam.
The AIS Montessori curriculum is based on established Montessori methods and standards,further enriched by AIS professionals to meet the following objectives:
- Inculcate strong Islamic values in the students.
- Help the students in their intellectual, emotional, physical and social development.
- Enable the students to become independent learners.
- Help each student to recognize and understand his/her role in the world.
- Prepare the students to become Da’ees (preachers) of Islam.
At AIS Montessori, the balanced approach in curriculum designing, focuses not only on the students’ physical and mental grooming, but also on their spiritual uplifting. The activity-based methodology emphasizes creativity along with Tarbiyah as the main feature of AIS Montessori. The students begin their day with the remembrance of Allah during specially prepared assemblies.
The students’ progress is closely monitored by assistant teachers, class teachers, subject teachers, level coordinators and the Section Head. Daily behavior reports help in the identification of areas of concern, whether it is academic or otherwise and aid in planning to overcome them. Remedial programs are carried out for those students who require special attention in certain academic areas. If required, problems are discussed with parents so that they can also play a positive role in helping their child cope. Report cards prepared on the basis of regular ongoing assessment are sent to the parents at the end of each term.
We at AIS pay special attention to the training and development of our staff. Every year we plan and conduct an Annual Training session for our teachers to share with them the new discoveries and latest practices in the field of education. We keep the parents involved through multiple workshops conducted to guide and enable them to teach and train their children hence resonating the positive impact of the School.
A Day at AIS Montessori