ES Academic Program
The Elementary School Program (Grades 1 to 5)
Hayah International Academy is a candidate school for the PYP. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
Hayah elementary believes that it is our collective responsibility not only to prepare our students for the rigorous academic demands of the 21st century but also to create members of a compassionate society. We are currently transitioning to the IB Primary Years Programme(PYP) as we believe this aligns with our commitment of preparing our students for an ever changing global community. The PYP framework weaves together the interdisciplinary units of study, rigorous academic expectations and the importance of focusing on the development of the whole child. Our academic standards are established by the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards in English language arts, math, and science respectively. The specialist teachers work with the homeroom teachers to integrate our students’ learning of Arabic, Qu’ran, religion, character education, information technology, French, German, and the visual and performing arts to create a balanced approach to learning. We are a community of teachers, staff, and parents connected by our belief that it is our joint responsibility to create kind, compassionate, and well educated students who are prepared to leave their mark in the world.