Being a NEASC candidate and a Cognia school, AlZuhour Private School (AZPS) defines learning as a process by which individuals acquire knowledge, and skills through researching, experimenting, and problem-solving. During this process, teachers act as facilitators by providing learners with a degree of voice and choice in their learning, hands-on experiences that require high-level thinking skills, and varied assessment practices where feedback is directly linked to their performance.
We build our curriculum on California State standards for education revolving around Common Core in English Language Arts, Math courses, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The curriculum extends to the Ministry of Education in UAE with Arabic, Islamic and Social studies offered in Arabic or English as per rules and regulations of local authorities.
In our school, we value interactive learning as well as academic rigor. We believe that connecting learning to the real-life application while acquiring the required knowledge and skills will allow students to become life-long learners. Sports, academics, arts, community service – whatever the focus is, extracurricular activities keep students busy beyond the school hours. Furthermore, participants benefit academically, socially, and emotionally when choosing meaningful extracurricular activities. Keeping the importance of extracurricular activities in mind helps students choose and stick with groups that match their interests.