Specialist Subjects

Yousef Abuisa G12 Art Project

Alongside the core curriculum, IPS offers a number of specialist subjects. These include:

  • Art: in the PYP years, art includes practice in the elements of art and artistic design, intertwined with art history. Units focus on particular artists and periods, and emphasize art appreciation. In grades 7-12,  art classes are structured around styles and movements of art, and students develop skills as artists in their own right.

  • Physical Education: Health and Physical Education is offered to all students excluding DP students, and is focused on both individual skill development and team sport activities.

  • Languages: Arabic is taught throughout the PYP years for one period a day. Students are placed into Arabic A or Arabic B based on their proficiency. [See Language Policy]  Starting in Grade 6 students have the option to either continue Arabic classes or begin taking Beginner’s French.

  • Computer Studies is taught from kindergarten through 8th grade. It integrates and extends the work being done by the classroom teachers and develops the students’ computer skills and technological adaptability.

  • High school, grades 9-12, elective subjects include Computer Programming, Business
    Studies, Environmental Studies, French, and International Relations.