Elementary School (G1-5)
As children transition into Elementary school, they embark on a journey of rapid mental development. This shift from active play-centered learning to a more academic-oriented approach marks a significant milestone in their young lives. The classroom becomes a powerful influencer, shaping the minds of these budding learners. According to Sameroff and Haith (1996), the transition into school brings about notable changes at both individual and contextual levels. Children’s cognitive and social capacities undergo a remarkable growth spurt during this period, commonly referred to as the “5-7-year shift.” This transformation is observed across cultures, highlighting the universal nature of this developmental phase.
At EIS, we strive to cultivate a love for learning in our students by encouraging interactive and engaging study experiences. We believe in fostering a growth mindset, where students embrace challenges and view them as opportunities for growth. Even at the most fundamental level, we empower our students to think independently, while providing support when needed, ultimately nurturing them into critical thinkers. Our teachers at EIS are not only educators but also innovators who encourage students to maintain an inquisitive mindset. They create an environment where curiosity thrives and questions are welcomed. We believe in the power of curiosity, for it is the spark that ignites intellectual growth and drives students to delve deeper into their studies. When looking at the grand mosaic of education, Elementary school is like a vibrant canvas upon which young minds paint their initial strokes of academic achievement. It is a time of exploration, discovery, and building a strong foundation for future learning. At EIS, we are committed to guiding our students through this critical phase, helping them unlock their potential and instilling a lifelong love for knowledge.
At the end the transition into Elementary school marks a crucial period of rapid mental development for children. At EIS, we embrace this phase with open arms, fostering an environment that nurtures independent thinking, curiosity, and a growth mindset. Through innovative teaching practices and interactive learning experiences, we empower our students to embark on their academic journey with enthusiasm and the belief that they can achieve great things.
Sameroff, A., and Haith, M.M. (1996). Reason and Responsibility: The Passage through Childhood. Chicago. Illinois: University of Chicago Press.