Supporting the distinct stages of children’s development

EXPLORATORY / PRE-NURSERY - ENGLISH II

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Our comprehensive educational programme allows our early years students to enjoy meaningful learning experiences that are promote healthy, holistic development in all areas. Young learners at AIM are supported: physically, emotionally, socially, linguistically, visually, auditorily, and intellectually.

Early years students learn to read, write, and speak in English, develop numeracy skills, become aware of their environment, and learn about – and engage with the world around them during Science and Social Studies class. Early learners also enhance their social and emotional growth through CASEL (Collaboration for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) and develop their physical and artistic abilities in a vibrant and nurturing setting Technology. A myriad of educational materials is used to enhance the learning process, and in a commitment to a student-focused approach, the average.

Average class size: 25 students. Average pre-nursery class size:18.

Grade Levels

  • Pre-nursery1 (2-year-olds)
  • Pre-nursery2 (3-year-olds)
  • Nursery (4-year-olds)
  • English I (5-year-olds)
  • English II (6-year-olds)

Additional Programmes

  • English immersion in Nursery
  • Student of the Week
  • International Week
  • Exploratory festivals

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Care & Learn

DEVELOPMENT / GRADES 1 - 5

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At this stage, global learning experiences are designed to engage students according to their educational needs. They learn to build life-long learning skills for content proficiency and develop skills needed for success in the following stages of education.

Our students in grades 1 to 5 take classes in English and Spanish literacy, numeracy, natural science, technology, social science, Physical Education and Fine Art. AIM teachers start each day with class meetings to encourage students to take responsibility for their social-emotional growth while reminding them to make the right choices. The CASEL (Collaboration for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) framework is used in these lessons.

Average class size: 25 students.

Grade Levels

  • Grades 1 to 5

Additional Programmes

  • Personal iPad from Grade 4
  • México Lindo y Querido
  • International Week
  • Technology Symposium
  • Creative Writers' Workshop
  • Destination Imagination
  • Techxperts
  • Care & Learn 

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field

MIDDLE-SCHOOL / GRADES 6 - 8

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In Middle School, students are introduced to the grade-specific APS course across the four academies. The course enables the gradual and progressive growth of children into self-directed, self-motivated, and self-regulated learners while undertaking a curriculum centred around the four academies: Engineering & Technology, Laboratory Research, Business & Management and Arts & Humanities.

Average class size: 25 students

In the 6th grade, students become acquainted with the APS project process while developing the skills and attitudes conducive to teamwork and independent study. The focus is on developing accountability, responsibility, dependability, and resourcefulness. Students may choose French or German as their preferred 3rd language at this grade level.

In grades 7 & 8, students are further immersed in each subject. During Middle School, they will become familiar with the skills needed for each subject area, including understanding how to use digital tools and follow safety protocols while applying their wide-ranging skills across multiple projects.

Grade Levels

  • Grades 6 to 8

Additional Programmes

  • Community Service from Grade 7
  • Electives
  • Model United Nations
  • Mathcounts
  • Robotics
  • Integration Camps
  • International Week
  • Student Council
  • Techxperts
  • Global APS – Week Without Walls – Summer Programs – Study Abroad

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Visual Arts
  • Musical
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Hip Hop dance

HIGH-SCHOOL / GRADES 9 - 12

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During the four years of High School, students continue developing Authentic Products and Services following the APS' project development process with a more in-depth exploration of the three pillars of education to support their preparation for college. The purpose is to provide each student with experiences in the four APS Academies. During these learning modules, areas of interest for college can be discovered. Valle Oriente Campus high school students begin 9th grade at their campus and then move to APS Campus for grades 10-12.

Average class size: 25 students per group.

In 9th and 10th grade, students at AIM will be taught a broad curriculum centred around each of the four Academy areas. In this stage, Collaborative APS Projects are developed for a more in-depth study of each subject in preparation for formal assessments.

From 10th grade, senior Secondary School students will begin preparing for college via the Career Life Education course. Designed to complement students' interests, students will have the opportunity to choose regular, Honors or AP level courses on various subjects. AIM careers counselling faculty have a wealth of experience in this field and offer guidance and advice regarding the application process.

In the 11th grade, students form trans-disciplinary teams with their peers to specialise in different areas. They work on a yearly APS project of their choice under the guidance of their Teacher Advisors and Academy Specialists, who seek to sharpen students' professional skills. Using the experience gained at this grade level, students will then design their 12th grade APS Capstone Project which will reflect all they have learned in their education at AIM Preparatory School.

Elective courses offered at AIM Preparatory School are varied and include preparation for the SAT, certification of French and German, world politics and student government. A position on the yearbook committee is also available as an elective course. In addition to the other courses mentioned, it provides students with valuable leadership, teamwork, time management and communication skills.

Grade Levels

  • Grades 9 to 12

Additional Programmes

  • Community Service
  • Electives
  • Model United Nations
  • Integration Camps
  • Leadership Conference
  • International Week
  • Student Council
  • Global APS – Week Without Walls – Summer Programs – Study Abroad

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Visual Arts
  • Musical
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Hip Hop dance

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