ES Special Programs

Special Projects
Students have the opportunity to develop diverse talents and abilities through the many activities held during the elementary years. Spelling Bees, plays, oratory contests and debates are just a few of the events held annually. Each generation participates in a field trip, the Atidiada, with recreational, educational and integrative objectives. The yearly Science Fair offers students a forum for demonstration of what has been learned, understanding of the Scientific Method and hands-on experimentation.

Social Skills (Community)

  • Community Class: Students participate in workshops to improve social skills for responsible and respectful coexistence. They develop a sense of community and understanding as to how these qualities are an essential part of a good education.

  • Anti-Bullying Prevention Program: This program develops respectful and harmonious socialization to ensure student learning and development in an atmosphere of safety and peace.

  • Socialization and Community Building Programs: Each year students take part in a field trip, the ‘Atidiada,’ a formative, social, cultural and educational experience during which they build positive bonds.

Reasoning Skills

  • Math Program: This program opens a learning space for students to develop problem solving abilities in either applied arithmetic or algebra. It enables students to improve their abstract skills in a playful and collaborative environment.

  • Chess Lessons: As part of our students’ integral growth, classes are given by experienced teachers from the National School of Chess. All students take part in an annual tournament where they test their analytical and strategic planning capacities against others. As they prepare, they develop their learning and abstract reasoning abilities.

Linguistic and Communication Skills

  • Oratory, Declamation and Debates: Students have numerous opportunities for the development of linguistic skills as a means of expressing learning, reflections and viewpoints. In the process, they practice and consider the appropriate use of the English, Spanish and Hebrew languages.

  • Plays, Presentations and Staging: Students perform plays in English which allow them to practice and apply the language; the annual grade play provides a venue for the academic focus studied during the IB inquiry unit and a forum for personal and social formation, the development of both self-confidence, and oral expression skills.

  • Reading and Reflection Projects about Language. Students develop the ability of analysis and synthesis as they make meaning of a wide variety of print and digital texts; they become critical readers, in three languages, as they learn about the world.

Self-control and self-management skills

  • Sports Events: These activities offer students the opportunity to participate in various disciplines both at school and in the community. As a result, students exercise their psycho-motor skills which, in turn, benefit their body’s well-being.

  • Movement Workshop: Specialized classes help students develop their psycho-motor, postural and spatial abilities as part of their integral development during sensitive growth stages.

Action and Service

  • Social Action Projects: Students join these projects, led by the Atid Parents Association, in order to help other communities as well as to their own. Students put into practice what they have learned and come to conclusions, as they become more aware of other realities, ready to make a difference in their surroundings and themselves.

  • Campaigns and Fund-raising Programs: Along with the Atid Parents Association, students participate in the step-by-step campaign and fund-raising process. They promote social and environmental awareness at home and abroad. They get involved in organizing, planning, collecting and delivering resources for community, national, international, and humanitarian organizations.