Curriculum & Teaching

Books and Syllabus

In Dar Al-Mahwobeen International School we make sure students our get the best knowledge and highest educational tools. Our curriculum is a full American Syllabus of Pearson Scott Foresman Books.

KG1

At Dar Al-Mawhobeen International School, KG 1 children are offered a supportive and child-centered school environment where carefully planned programs and theme-based "learning centers" lead the students toward exploration and interaction. Daily activities are planned in a safe nurturing environment rich in language, constructive play, active exploration and social interaction. Three years-old students enrolled in the KG1 program attend school from 7:30 – 12:30.

KG1 is a unique, exciting place where children can engage in active learning in different areas of classroom centers. One of our overall goals in KG1 is the development of language skills in English. Our other goals also include socialization. The Teacher guides and facilitates the children’s learning. The daily schedule accommodates indoor play, outdoor play, socialization, and special classes where children are encouraged to work in large and small groups, as well as independently.

KG2

The KG2 students attend school from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm with a program providing an education, which is adaptable to each child's needs, interests, and level of development. Children's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth is enhanced through a variety of activities that meet individual and group needs. The KG 2 program:

  • Focuses on oral language development as the basis for thinking, pre-writing, and pre-reading.
  • Builds on, improves, and increases the knowledge skills that children bring to school.
  • Incorporates active learning through body movement activities, manipulation of learning materials, and interaction with others.
  • Uses ongoing performance assessment to observe, document, and analyze children's learning behavior in the areas of language arts, social studies, math/science, and fine and gross motor skills.
  • Encourages a love of learning.

KG3

The Kindergarten facilitates developmentally appropriate practices to enable young children to develop skills and behaviors needed to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Kindergarten concepts are taught using meaningful hands-on activities. Children explore concepts through a theme-based approach that integrates all core subject areas including language arts, math, science, and social studies. The KG3 students are immersed in English language through oral language activities, poems and songs, children’s literature and a print rich environment. Beginning reading and writing -skills are developed through whole group, small group, and individual instruction. The hours for Kindergarten are 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The average class size is 20 children with one teacher and one instructional assistant.

GRADE 1-2-3

In teaching First, Second and Third Grade concepts, teachers strive to develop the "whole-child" academically, interpersonally, physically, and emotionally. Students remain with the same teacher for language arts, math, health, and science. Specialists instruct students in computer science, Arabic, physical education, art, and library.

Dar Al-Mawhobeen International School is following the American Curriculum Framework which is internationally accredited. The curriculum is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is a continuous process, and that the educational process should strive for the improvement of all students. The American Curriculum which is used by Dar Al-Mawhobeen International School is to develop the needs and characteristics of the students.

The major learning outcomes of the curriculum can be achieved through a program of study which addresses the outcomes of the following subjects:

English 11 classes /week:

Students learn about the English language how it works and how to use it effectively. The study of English plays a vital role in the development of students' literacy. It enhances their learning in all areas of the curriculum, and provides them with the communication skills and critical understanding of language necessary for active participation in society.

Math 5 classes /week:

Students learn to use ideas about numbers, space and chance, and mathematical ways of representing patterns and relationships, to describe, interpret and reason about their social and physical world. Mathematics plays a key role in the development of students' numeracy and assists learning across the curriculum.

Science 4 classes /week:

Students learn to investigate, understand and communicate about the physical, biological, space and technological world, and value the processes that support life on our planet. Science helps students to become critical thinkers, by encouraging them to use evidence to evaluate the use of science in society, and the application of science in daily life. Science includes the study of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Social Studies 2 classes /week:

This learning area develops students' understanding of how individuals and groups live together and interact with their environment. Students develop a respect for the Saudi cultural heritage and a commitment to social justice, the democratic process and ecological sustainability. Students study the geography of Saudi Arabia, and the customs of their host country.

Some of the aims and objectives are to stimulate an interest and enthusiasm about the past, to understand the nature and use of historical evidence, and to encourage international understanding.

Computer Studies 1 class /week:

The goal of the computer course is to introduce/ reinforce students' skill in: advanced word processing, spreadsheets, rational database and multimedia presentations. Typing is practiced throughout the year. Students learn to apply knowledge, skills and resources in the development of practical solutions to problems. Through this process, they learn to be innovative, adaptable and reflective, as they select and use appropriate material, information and systems to achieve a worthwhile result throughout the year. Web page design and graphics editing will be introduced. Class work is project-based and task-oriented.

Arabic Language 4 classes /week:

Extensive emphasis is placed on speaking and writing. Students will read dialogues and stories from Arab cultures to develop cultural awareness as well as the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Quran 2 classes /week:

The student learns how to do the proper reading with comprehension of the Quran (Tafseer).

Islamic Studies 2 classes /week:

Islamic studies are taught in Arabic and give progressively more details to the following subjects:

Tauheed: Fundamental monotheisms. Study selected areas in Sharia

Seerah / History: Pre- Islamic, prophetic and post prophetic history.

French 2 classes /week:

Student learns grammar structure, tenses and vocabulary through a variety of themes, such as family, travel and skills of spelling, listening, reading, writing, and conversation.

Art 1 class /week:

This is an introductory of visual art. This course continues to build on and add to the visual concepts already learned. Students will be able to analyze art from different periods and cultures and continue to build on their visual literacy.

P.E 2 classes /week:

The physical educational program provides students with an understanding of health issues, and the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities. It enables students to make responsible decisions about health and physical activity, and to promote their own and others' health and well-being.

Dar Al Mawhobeen International School is following the American Curriculum Framework which is internationally accredited. The curriculum is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is a continuous process, and that the educational process should strive for the improvement of all students. The American Curriculum which is used by Dar Al Mawhobeen International School is to develop the needs and characteristics of the students.

The major learning outcomes of the curriculum can be achieved through a program of study which addresses the outcomes of the following subjects:

English 10 classes / week:

Students learn about the English language how it works and how to use it effectively. The study of English plays a vital role in the development of students' literacy. It enhances their learning in all areas of the curriculum, and provides them with the communication skills and critical understanding of language necessary for active participation in society.

Math 5 classes / week:

Students learn to use ideas about numbers, space and chance, and mathematical ways of representing patterns and relationships, to describe, interpret and reason about their social and physical world. Mathematics plays a key role in the development of students' numeracy and assists learning across the curriculum.

Science 4 classes /week:

Students learn to investigate, understand and communicate about the physical, biological, space and technological world, and value the processes that support life on our planet. Science helps students to become critical thinkers, by encouraging them to use evidence to evaluate the use of science in society, and the application of science in daily life. Science includes the study of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Social Studies 2 classes /week:

This learning area develops students' understanding of how individuals and groups live together and interact with their environment. Students develop a respect for the Saudi cultural heritage and a commitment to social justice, the democratic process and ecological sustainability. Students study the geography of Saudi Arabia, and the customs of their host country.Some of the aims and objectives are to stimulate an interest and enthusiasm about the past, to understand the nature and use of historical evidence, and to encourage international understanding.

Social Studies ( Arabic ) 1 class /week:

Computer Studies 1 class /week:

The goal of the computer course is to introduce/ reinforce students' skill in: advanced word processing, spreadsheets, rational database and multimedia presentations. Typing is practiced throughout the year. Students learn to apply knowledge, skills and resources in the development of practical solutions to problems. Through this process, they learn to be innovative, adaptable and reflective, as they select and use appropriate material, information and systems to achieve a worthwhile result throughout the year. Web page design and graphics editing will be introduced. Class work is project-based and task-oriented.

Arabic Language 4 classes /week:

Extensive emphasis is placed on speaking and writing. Students will read dialogues and stories from Arab cultures to develop cultural awareness as well as the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Quran 2 classes /week:

The student learns how to do the proper reading with comprehension of the Quran (Tafseer).

Islamic Studies 2 classes /week:

Islamic studies are taught in Arabic and give progressively more details to the following subjects:

Tawheed: Fundamental monotheisms. Study selected areas in Sharia

Seerah / History: Pre- Islamic, prophetic and post prophetic history.

French 2 classes /week:

Student learns grammar structure, tenses and vocabulary through a variety of themes, such as family, travel and skills of spelling, listening, reading, writing, and conversation.

Art 1 class /week:

This is an introductory of visual art. This course continues to build on and add to the visual concepts already learned. Students will be able to analyze art from different periods and cultures and continue to build on their visual literacy.

P.E 1class /week:

The physical educational program provides students with an understanding of health issues, and the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities. It enables students to make responsible decisions about health and physical activity, and to promote their own and others' health and well-being.