Introductory Program

Overview and Goals

Would you like your child to have an American-style education?

It’s not too late if your child is attending a non-English speaking school and is matriculated in a class between Grades 2 and 8.  With our English Immersion Program, we are now able to welcome students who speak little to no English into our school.  Students follow a customized educational program and are mainstreamed into the regular classes as soon as they are ready.

What does a school day look like for students in this program?

Students attend the English Immersion Program for the core curriculum classes (English, Math, Science and Social Studies).  Throughout the week, students join their peers in the regular program for Art, Music, Computer, Physical Education, Arabic and French.  Students have the opportunity to socialize with their peers during recess, after-school activities, field trips, etc.  The program is designed to allow students to learn English in a highly specialized environment, while also being able to integrate school life and socialize with their peers in the regular education program.

What are the Admissions requirements for the Introductory Program?

  • Little to no English at the time of matriculation at ASM
  • Strong academic performance in all areas of the curriculum
  • Motivated, active and hard-working student

What does year II of the program look like?

After year one in the Introductory Classes, most students are mainstreamed into the regular educational program.  Lower School & Middle School Intro. students continue to receive specialized attention from our Learning Support Department to maximize their learning and to accelerate their full integration at ASM.

We offer:

  • A Lower School Introductory Program: for students in Grades 2 – 5 (7 to 10) years of age)
  • A Middle School Introductory Program: for students in Grades 6 – 8 (11 to 13 years of age)