Dear Capital International School Parents and Students, Welcome to Capital International School. We believe we provide our students with a happy and nurturing place to learn and grow. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where students love coming to school and are challenged to achieve their personal and academic potential. I am confident that this will be one of your child’s most successful years in school. In addition to teaching language arts, math, science and social studies, Capital International School has a strong curriculum in Arabic, French and German. Complementing and integrated within these core subjects are computer science, art, music and P. E. Our instructional methods include “hands-on” and inquiry-based learning, developmentally appropriate lessons, opportunities to work in small groups, and a focus on problem solving and creative thinking. We value teaching the “whole- child” and all programs and curriculum are research based and designed to hold the best interests of our students. Parents are their child’s first teachers and we consider the family the foundation upon which we build a strong home-school partnership. We invite your participation in your son’s/daughter’s International education. This shared responsibility is the most important work we undertake. For this new academic year to be successful for your child, we must all work together: students, parents, teachers, and other school staff members. This student handbook is designed to help us do this. The handbook is divided into 4 sections: Capital School’s beliefs, mission statement and philosophy, a message for parents, information for students and parents regarding student conduct and expectations, and the last section serves as a reference guide for general school informationPlease feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like further information about our school. We are here to help you. With kindest regards,Nihal Mourad Managing Director
Our teaching philosophy is very individualistic. We provide each student with the opportunity and support to reach his/her full individual potential. We believe that all students can learn, and each is a unique person with equal potential to make a positive contribution to our school community. We support this philosophy through high standards of achievement and performance. Our American Diploma School is designed to be a place where all students can learn and feel good about themselves. We affirm the fundamental right of every student to learn to the best of their ability and potential in an environment that is positive, safe, friendly, caring and supportive of young people. We recognize that students arrive at our American School with differing backgrounds, influences and needs. We believe that our American program and practices meet all students’ needs. Our priorities are that students and families form meaningful relationships with teachers, and that every teacher has the opportunity to truly get to know each student and to work together with his/her family to establish appropriate educational goals.We encourage students to take pride in their school and themselves through recognition of self-identity, family and culture. We expect students to acknowledge and respect the rights of all students and staff who make up our American School.