& Elementary School Program
from Pre-Nursery to Grade 5
Early Childhood Center
Students at The American School Early Childhood Center (ECC) learn a variety of cognitive, social, and emotional skills from activities and lessons built around the GELDS (Georgia Early Learning Development Standards). The students begin their day exploring their outside Multi– Purpose Area which contains a rotating arrangement of play– based learning centers.
Throughout the morning they enjoy MACT (Multi– Age Co–Teaching) lessons where the entire school and staff operate as one big family of learners. There is ample individual classroom time which allows them to learn next to other students of
the same age and development range. Specialist teachers are also available to them throughout the week, educating them in a variety of skills such as music, art, dance and swimming.
Although academics are a priority, the focus of the ECC is to increase each student’s independence, confidence, self–care, and awareness.
TAS Elementary follows American content standards across the curriculum. Classroom instruction is in English, but consistently focused on differentiating learning activities that provide challenges for each child in her or his zone of proximal development. Units of study are developed beginning with assessments which allow students to demonstrate mastery of the standards in a variety of ways and lead to holistic learning experiences, integrating subject areas and reflecting the world our students encounter every day.
In addition to the homeroom experience where students engage in the core subjects (Math, English, Social Studies, and Science) students
also attend Vietnamese studies or Vietnamese as an Additional Language (VAL) classes to preserve the host country’s rich tradition and heritage. In addition, students attend specialist classes twice a week including: Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, and Technology Skills to provide a large variety of dynamic learning experiences.
Elementary School Course Offerings
Grade 1 to Grade 5
English Language Arts Math
English Language Arts Math
* Vietnamese Studies or VAL
** English Support (EAL)
*** Grade 5 Transitional Activities
Every Elementary Homeroom is led by an Internationally Licensed Educator and supported by a trained local Assistant Teacher.
(*) Vietnamese Nationals are required to take Vietnamese Studies classes in literature, culture, history, and geography. Non-Vietnamese Nationalities, are required to take Vietnamese as an Additional Language (VAL).
(**) Although all TAS Teachers and Support Staff are trained in EAL/ESL, additional support can be requested during break/recess and after–school for students who require additional time and preparation. This will be considered on a case by case basis and purely dependent on what is best for each individual child.
(***) During Semester 2 of Grade 5, students will take part in a series of “Transitional Activities” to allow them to see, hear, and learn about all the changes that will take place in Grade 6 (Middle School). During this process, they will meet with older middle school students, teachers, and administrators.
Navigate to The American School
- State-of-the-art facilities
- International curriculum and teachers
- More than 18,000 square meter campus, more than 100 classrooms
- Safe and secure learning environment
- Competitive indoor basketball court and gym, soccer field
- Swimming pools, mini golf course and driving range, rooftop tennis court
- Auditorium and theater, vocational training studios
- Art, Music, and Drama studies
- Science and ICT labs
- Early Childhood Center
What Students Say
“TAS provided me with a lot of knowledge and soft skills. Studying at TAS gave me the opportunity to experience many extracurricular activities and a wide range of clubs. The learning environment and the community at TAS reflected the strong bond between teachers and students; everyone was very willing to support and help one another.”
Class of 2020
"When I first came to TAS, it was in ninth grade. I really love TAS. I love the relationship that the students have. The teachers are really helpful, and will do anything for your grades to go up. I have a lot of friends. Most of the people in the school are really nice, really friendly."
Class of 2021