Music beyond the stage
The goal of elementary music instruction is to develop both the young musician within each child and the whole child within each musician, Music is an essential part of our life and provides a unique means of communication through knowing, understanding, and expressing ideas and feelings about self, world and culture.
Active participation in Music class helps to develop listening, memory, language articulation, vocabulary, patterning, counting, large and small muscle tone, coordination, motor control, balance, self-discipline and social interaction skills. Music class is an enjoyable means for developing the whole child as well as the musician within each one.
Art is a vital component of a well-balanced education. The goal of art classes is to provide students with opportunities to explore a variety of art media, to learn specific skills and techniques, to develop art history knowledge through the study of artists and art periods and to develop an appreciation of art as a cultural expression.
Library for Learning
In elementary, the goal is to integrate library with learning across content areas of the curriculum and to develop research skills with an authentic purpose.
The elementary physical education program is a developmentally appropriate educational experience designed to provide immediate and lifelong benefits. The curriculum and instruction emphasize enjoyable participation in physical activity and help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, motor skills, behavior skills and confidence needed to adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
We believe that learning languages is of capital importance to students in the 21st century. Adding a foreign language to students' communication skills enlarges both their social and their intellectual horizons. For students from other countries, familiarity with Arabic and French is a valuable means of communication within the context of a multicultural society such as Morocco.
The World Languages program at RAS serves a dual purpose: for learners of French and Arabic as a foreign language, the program goal is to move students ever closer to achieving fluency in the target language. For those students who already speak French and/or Arabic, the program is meant to enhance fluency.
World languages teachers conduct their classes in the target language, with some English used in the beginning classes. According to the age and level, a variety of appropriate strategies are used to provide authentic communication practice in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
The world languages program at RAS start from grade one.