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Learning and curriculum at Forest International School

Forest International School is a student-centred school where we value distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, social emotional learning and creativity.

Montessori and Waldorf-Steiner Approach

We take best practices from various pedagogies, whether it be using Montessori tools and its child-led approach, the hands-on and multi-disciplinary project work one finds in Waldorf- Steiner schools or the outdoor learning spirit from forest schools in England and Scandinavia. 

Our aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to achieve his/her full potential. We strive to create a positive school experience where everyone's stengths are emphasized, as well as a learning culture where each child feels valued and respected, and where taking risks is encouraged. We give students the opportunity to discover themselves as learners, so as to identify the possible gaps that have occured in their education and help them recognise when they are successful as well as when and why they haven't been so in the past.

International Primary Curriculum and the English National Curriculum

Our curriculum combines two recognised teaching programmes: the English National Curriculum (an educational syllabus used in schools across England and international schools around the world) and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which we follow for all other academic subjects - science, history, geography, arts, and music. These programmes of study and the activities we offer promote the cognitive, aesthetic, physical, social and emotional growth of each child.

Because the curriculum is completely integrated, meaningful connections between interdisciplinary concepts and ideas can be made. Students may not be involved in exactly the same activities and projects at the same time, as we foster project-based learning in small groups and believe this better reflects the world outside school.

The Standard Classification of Education

For grade equivalences from school systems across the world, please take a look at the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)



 FIS 2017 18 NL Term 1  FIS 3 2018
 FIS 3 1718-01


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      2017 - 2018


      Feb, 26 -Mar 9: Winter Break

      Apr 2: Easter Monday

      Apr, 30 -  May, 11: Spring Holiday

      May, 21: Pentecost

      June, 30: Last school day 


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