Learning at ASM

Fostering Lifelong Learners

We believe in fostering essential values, motivation, and positive attitudes alongside academic learning. Through Student Success Indicators, we encourage students to develop lifelong learning habits that will benefit them throughout their lives and beyond school.

Student Success Indicators

Our curriculum fosters graduates who reflect ASM’s values: Kindness, Integrity, Respect, Courage & Curiosity.

What is ASM’s curriculum based upon?

Internationally recognized subject-specific standards provide the foundation for our academic program from Early Childhood to Grade 12.

Intellectually challenging and engaging subject knowledge inspires students to develop deep understanding and to reach their potential.

A commitment to fostering understanding and acceptance of the dignity and worth of all people through the study of diverse cultural, social and political realities.

Belief that the arts, music, physical education and engaging in service are essential to well-being and a balanced life.

Systematic curriculum review informed by best educational practices in addition to benchmarking achievement against peer international schools.

ASM beliefs about student learning

Emotions affect learning. Therefore, we value a positive and respectful learning community where students feel connected to their teachers and peers.
Every child is unique and capable of academic, social and emotional growth. Therefore, we strive to meet students’ individual needs.
Without thinking, there can be no understanding. Therefore, we develop students’ ability to think strategically: asking questions, reasoning with evidence, considering others’ perspectives, uncovering complexity and forming conclusions.
The brain is wired for connections. Therefore, we use research based strategies that enhance memory, and encourage students to make connections to what they already know.
Autonomy, competence and social connection are critical for academic success and well-being. Therefore, teachers integrate opportunities for the development of lifelong learning dispositions across all subjects to develop students’ self-knowledge, self-management, scholarship, communication and collaboration skills.
Learning is active. Therefore, we encourage student centered, inquiry based learning promoting collaboration, problem solving, discussion, student questioning and peer feedback.
Learning is multifaceted. Therefore, time is dedicated for students to practice independently and in teams. We ask students to reflect on their learning and to apply new understanding to unfamiliar contexts.

Elementary School

Upper School

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