Indicates the broad academic philosophy/curriculum followed by the school. It facilitates your search for schools by different categories, for e.g. Montessori schools or schools following the International Baccalaureate curriculum. School types will vary by location as we've listed the most common curricula or educational philosophies found in each location.
Singapore Integrated Program Schools:
The Integrated Programmes have been implemented by the Singapore Ministry of Education to provide clearly university-bound pupils a seamless secondary and junior college enriched education. The pupils proceed directly to the GCE 'A'-Levels (or its equivalent, such as the International Baccalaureate or school-based diploma) without the need to take the GCE 'O'-Level Examination.
SPARK Preschool Certification (singapore):
Stands for Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework, which is a quality assurance framework introduced by the Singapore Ministry of Education to raise the quality of preschools in Singapore. SPARK certification is valid for 3 years. To lear more, visit the Singapore Ministry of Education website.
Terra Nova Assessment (USA):
TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess K-12 student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, spelling, and other areas. The test series is published by CTB/McGraw-Hill. TerraNova are used by many Department of Defense Dependents Schools and Private schools. The state of California uses the test as part of the CAT/6 or California Achievement Tests, 6th edition statewide testing program, STAR.
Waldorf education was founded in Europe in 1919, based on the educational philosophy of Austrian philosopher, Rudolph Steiner. Central to its approach are a developmentally-based curriculum, Guided imaginative play, Music and Arts for students every day, muti-sensory and experiential learning, with no high-stakes testing . Waldorf schools are found in over 60 countries. To learn more about the Waldorf system, check the website - Why waldorf works.
XSEED is a teaching and learning solution for K-12 schools, introduced by iDiscoveri Education. It is designed around a 5-step Experiential Learning Method as opposed to traditional telling methods of teaching. It draws upon Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences and focusses on teacher training, curriculum design, and assessment. To learn more visit the XSEED website.
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