Harmoniously blending with the Islamic view of a child’s fitrah (nature), the ‘Montessori methodology’ adopted at AIS is an exceptional system. It is characterized by providing the students freedom of choice, respecting their natural development whilst promoting independent learning. AIS provides one of the best Montessori set-ups in Pakistan, successfully using Montessori material for hands-on learning Alhamdulillah. We believe that Montessori learning is learning for life! Therefore, our focus is to link our children with Allah in everything they do and develop a strong foundation for their entire lives. Montessori is a 3 year comprehensive program, which starts at the age of 2 years 6 months and may go up to 6+ years. The time since birth until the age of 6 is considered the ‘golden period’ for a child to learn, understand and grow. We use this golden period to make our students independent by giving them rich experiences to explore as well as steering them towards Islam.
The AIS Montessori curriculum is based on established Montessori methods and standards,further enriched by AIS professionals to meet the following objectives:
- Inculcate strong Islamic values in the students.
- Help the students in their intellectual, emotional, physical and social development.
- Enable the students to become independent learners.
- Help each student to recognize and understand his/her role in the world.
- Prepare the students to become Da’ees (preachers) of Islam .
At AIS Montessori, the balanced approach in curriculum designing, focuses not only on the students’ physical and mental grooming,
but also on their spiritual uplifting. The activity-based methodology emphasizes creativity along with Tarbiyah as the main feature of AIS Montessori.
The students begin their day with the remembrance of Allah during specially prepared assemblies.
The students’ progress is closely monitored by assistant teachers, class teachers, subject teachers, level coordinators and the Section Head. Daily behaviour reports help in the identification of areas of concern, whether it is academic or otherwise and aid in planning to overcome them. Remedial programs are carried out for those students who require special attention in certain academic areas. If required, problems are discussed with parents so that they can also play a positive role in helping their child cope. Report cards prepared on the basis of regular ongoing assessment are sent to the parents at the end of each term.
We at AIS pay special attention to the training and development of our staff. Every year we plan and conduct an Annual Training session for our teachers to share with them the new discoveries and latest practices in the field of education. We keep the parents involved through multiple workshops conducted to guide and enable them to teach and train their children hence resonating the positive impact of the School.
A Day at AIS Montessori
In order to facilitate parents for the upcoming academic year, an Orientation Day is held to share with them the teaching techniques, rules, regulations and the support required from home.
Discipline in Hubs
Without a doubt, discipline is one of the most important aspects of the school. Students will always be found following their leader whilst walking in straight lines, waiting in a queue and keeping the noise level to a minimum. These traits become life-long valuable habits.
A tranquil environment equipped with tailor-made furniture and a professional sound system enables our students to listen to Qur’an recitation with concentration in the specially designed Qur’an Room. It contains state-of-art sound system where students are encouraged to recite in the microphone and perfect their Qur’anic pronunciation. Respect and love for Qur’an is innately inculcated in our students, affecting them spiritually in preparation for adulthood.
A fun and exciting learning experience takes place in the audio-video room where students get their hands on the interactive smart-board! Interactive board sessions, presentations, entertaining learning apps for various subjects and so much more goes on in this room. Additionally, to expose our students to fascinating apps and gadgets, our teachers are equipped with tablets to enhance academic abilities and cognitive skills. Students thrive through these rich learning experiences.
Kitchen Corner Activities
Kitchen Corner encompasses more than just whipping up a recipe; valuable skills such as appropriate use of various instruments, identification of a wide range of ingredients, counting and weighing skills is also involved. Such activities instil social skills, organisational skills and the recognition of healthy and tayyab food. Children love to clad the chef caps and get on to fun-filled work.
Competitions inspire children to do their best by boosting their inquisitive nature, teaching them to think critically, make decisions and work in a team. Students are provided different platforms for various competitions such as Art, Sport and Quizzes.
To enrich educational experiences AIS plans educational trips once a year. Through these trips, children learn about nature, relations, discipline and creativity. This is also a way to give them a chance to develop new hobbies and interests.
Held at the end of each academic session for Advance Montessori, the Montessori Graduation ceremony is an exciting milestone for our graduating students. It is a celebration of the completion of their 3 years of Montessori learning. It is indeed a sense of great pride to watch young graduates clad in graduation caps and gowns receive their certificates of accomplishments.
A theme-based Annual Day at AIS is a much looked forward to event. In this, every student gets a chance to showcase his/her talent in front of a large audience through various skits, nasheeds and poems.
Islamically integrated and presented in a unique manner, the Annual Day always leaves the participants and audience truely inspired.