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Early Childhood Centre                                                                                                                                                                                  Middle School

                                     Ambrit Rome’s Early Childhood Centre provides a child-centred                                                                                         The Middle School Programme is based on the needs and
                                     environment that promotes a sense of responsibility and a positive                                                                                        characteristics of the pre-adolescent child. Homeroom
                                     self-image. Through play and guided developmental activities, each
                                     child develops his/her cognitive, physical, artistic and social skills.                                                                       teachers provide guidance and support to students throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                              the school year while Student Council offers leadership
                                     Our teaching philosophy recognizes that children are naturally curious
                                     and wish to experiment, explore and make sense of the world around                                                                                opportunities, a peer leadership program, social events and
                                     them. We place great emphasis on the growth of children's inquiry,                                                                                                                                    fund-raising activities.
                                     creativity and imagination, while the development of basic skills is
                                    carefully nurtured.                                                                                                                            Ambrit’s language policy sets the standards and criteria for the
                                                                                                                                                                                     English and Italian Programmes. The Ambrit Italian Programme is designed to meet the requirements
  The units of inquiry offer diverse, structured experiences and opportunities for learning
  through music, art, movement and directed play. Reading and math concepts are introduced                                                                                         of the Italian State Exams. This unique dual-language education prepares our students to attend either
  sequentially, with communication in English and cooperation in work and play being                                                                                                         an international or Italian high school after successfully completing three years at Ambrit Rome.

                    emphasized throughout the programme.                                                                                                                             Varied assessment methods and teaching strategies are used, taking
                                                                                                                                                                                                  into account the individual learning styles of our students.
                       The Early Childhood Centre develops children’s language skills, listening,                                                                                                        Cooperative learning, student-developed projects and
                       reading, writing and speaking, through a balanced literacy approach. At the
                       preparatory level, more emphasis is placed upon reading, writing and                                                                                        interdisciplinary activities are common practices in the middle school
                       numeracy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     classroom.

                    Primary School                                                                                                                                                   Our Middle School is comprised of students from Grades 6 to 8. We
                                                                                                                                                                                     have great expectations of the students in Middle School to achieve
                       The Primary Department encompasses grades 1 through 5. At this stage, basic                                                                                   high academic standards while developing life skills needed for high
                       skills are strengthened through a transdisciplinary approach using units of inquiry,                                                                         school and beyond in a stimulating, caring and friendly environment.
                       which introduce students to an inquiry-based method of study.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Information Technology
                      Our primary school educational framework is based on the philosophy of the
Primary Years Programme (PYP). At Ambrit we aim to enable students to become life-long learners                                                                                                                      The school provides structured, cross-curricular IT lessons using the latest computer technology. Lessons are
and to equip them with the academic and life skills to take them into the rapidly changing global                                                                                                                    designed to utilize computers as a means of applying IT skills to all areas of academic study using an inquiry-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     based approach. Children are taught to use industry-standard applications as they move up through the school
                                                    world they are growing up in as responsible citizens. The PYP                                                                                                    and utilize media equipment to enhance their class projects. All classes are equipped with an interactive Smart
                                                     provides an opportunity for learners to construct meaning,                                                                                                      Board, which not only enhances lessons but also allows the classrooms to
                                                     principally through concept-driven inquiry. Traditional                                                                                                         become multi-media centres.
                                                     academic subjects are part of the program but are
                                                     encouraged in a transdisciplinary program of inquiry that                                                                                            Sports Activities
                                                     emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills.
                                                     The most important premise of the PYP is that children learn                                                                                              In Early Childhood P.E. classes students work on body control and spatial
                                                     through their own curiosity – and that it is the school’s                                                                                                 awareness, the body’s capacity for movement and how to move around and
                                                     responsibility to encourage them to be inquiring, to ask                                                                                                  in between objects and individual skills. In Primary and Middle School
                                                     questions and to explore ways of finding the answers to                                                                                                   students are introduced to games, which include volleyball, basketball,
                                                     their questions. This is called inquiry-based learning, and it                                                                                            American football, badminton, handball, and tennis. We aim to create an
                                                    shapes our entire program.                                                                                                                                 interest and enjoyment of physical activity whilst developing individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                               potential and a life-long healthy life style.
The Primary School provides a vibrant, dynamic learning environment tailored to meet the
requirements and needs of the international student.                                                                                                                                             Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Ambrit music programme gives students a working knowledge of music theory and
                                                                                                                                  School Trips                                                    Western musical heritage, encouraging them to develop self-expression in composition,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  creative movement and performance, and fostering an appreciation for music of all cultures.
                                                                           The rich cultural heritage of Rome offers students myriad opportunities for visits to
                                                                                       archaeological sites and museums, as well as theatre and musical events.                    Art

                                                                          Many of the day trips include a picnic lunch in one of Rome’s extensive public parks.                    The art programme at Ambrit is based on process and experimentation in order to
                                                                        Beginning in Grade 4, students participate in residential visits to Italy’s art cities: Todi,              cultivate each student’s creative, expressive and aesthetic potential. At all grade levels
                                                                   Florence, Pompeii and Venice. Besides being an integrated component of the curriculum,                          students study the elements of art through hands-on projects using a wide variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                   materials and they are introduced to the fundamentals of the history of art.
                                                                                                                                                               these trips give
                                                                                                                                                                       students                                                            The programme encourages responsiveness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to new ideas and individual solutions
                                                                                                                                                                      additional                                                           promoting respect for one's own work and
                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities                                                             the work of others. Art is considered a vital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aspect of all learning, essential to growth,
                                                                                                                                                                       for social                                                          and a valuable means to an enriched
                                                                                                                                                                  bonding with                                                             awareness of the world and a greater ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to express one's individuality.
                                                                                                                                                                      peers and
                                                                                                                                                                       teachers.
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