Early childhood in a school such as ours spans from ages three to eight. As a child grows from shy first-day preschooler to athletic kindergartner, from inquisitive first grader to confident second grader, incredible changes have taken place within that student. The IAS “small school” recognizes the very unique needs and challenges associated with early childhood and it is well-equipped to gracefully support the physical, emotional and social development of its students as they transition into upper academic levels. The IAS Early Years Program is committed to maintaining both an atmosphere and academic tradition that is conducive to following best practices in the areas of early childhood and international education.
Students are encouraged to be inquisitive, creative and analytic in all areas. The early years curriculum is designed to guide and support students, allowing plenty of room for hands-on learning, teamwork and individual exploration. By the time that the student move on to the “Big School” they will have had ample opportunity to develop both their English and Polish skills, their understanding of complex scientific and mathematical concepts, as well as a keen awareness and sense of self. This well-rounded approach provides grounding for the upper grades and beyond.
The International American School of Warsaw (IAS), the first private American School of the post-Communist period, was founded in 1989 and is currently the only school in Poland which is accredited by the Polish Ministry of Education, International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). Our unique status provides students with the opportunity of focusing their interests and choosing the best diploma program to prepare them for the university education of their choice. IAS is proud to be a truly international school with students from over 30 countries and a very dedicated, professional and diverse staff. The school complex consists of two buildings in close proximity (approximately 100 meters apart). Pre-kindergarteners, kindergartners, first and second graders are taught at our Primary School at ul. Dembego 12. Grades 3 through to 12 are taught at our ul. Dembego 18 site.