Zahrat Al-Sahraa International School

Lower School

The Upper-elementary School teachers work together to provide a stimulating and positive environment in which children learn, grow and appreciate cultural diversities. We believe in an inquiry-based approach to the process of learning that emphasises creative and critical thinking. We recognise and address the broad range of developmental needs of children aged 6 to 10 years. We support these needs by assisting students in the transition from the homelike atmosphere of Early Childhood learning to a proper schooling system, encouraging positive social interaction with peers and providing opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for life-long learning and successful social interactions. We value the importance of maintaining close communications with families to promote the development of scholarly qualities.


In keeping with the school's stated philosophy, developing the child's scholastic abilities start's in the Upper-elementary School. Our program encourages continuous learning. It teaches students to develop the fundamental skills necessary for independent learning and successful problem-solving. Teachers provide learning experiences, which are appropriate to a student's age, learning readiness and stage of development. We take a developmental, student-centered approach to instruction that capitalizes on each student's strengths and supports each student's weaknesses. The school fosters a warm, caring learning environment with freedom of expression and respect for others as key elements. The academic program covers the subjects of Mathematics, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arabic, Islamic Studies (Muslim students only), French, Art, Computer, Physical Education, Library, and Extra -Curricular Activities. We provide additional support for children who are learning English as an additional language. The Upper-elementary School teachers offer a collaborative, team-based approach to design and implement modifications that support student learning.