What curriculum does the school follow? 

The curriculum at CVIS is driven by progressive principles. We believe that classrooms must be caring and supportive spaces in order for kids to learn. We think learning happens when children feel supported and when they are engaged in learning activities that are authentic, challenging and draw on what kids know and bring to the classroom. We are holistic in our approach which means we find a healthy balance of academic and physical challenge, and well as supporting the inter and intra personal development of each child.  We believe wholeheartedly in child centered education which means we acknowledge the strengths and passions of our students, listen to their interests and desires, and we use this information to guide our teaching.

CIVS curriculum draws primarily from the standards set by the Mexican government. The governing body is known as SEP (Secretariat Educacion Publica).  SEP sets all learning standards and tracks school adherence to these standards. As a school in Mexico we must follow these standards.  As we are an international school that draws students from outside of Mexico we also draw curriculum from the United States’ Core Curriculum.  Generally standards from Common Core are drawn upon when a student shows mastery of the SEP standards and needs to be furthered challenged in a particular subject. 

Subjects taught in Primary (Grades 1-6)
*Math
*English Reading and Writing (as a subject, not as a second language)
*Spanish Reading and Writing (as a subject, not as a second language)
*Science
*Environmental Science
*History
*Geography
*Civics and Ethics
*Art
*PE

Subjects taught in Middle School (Secundaria, Grades 7-9):
*Math
*English Reading and Writing (as a subject, not as a second language)
*Spanish Reading and Writing (as a subject, not as a second language)
*Science
*Environmental Science
*History
*Geography
*Civics and Ethics
*Art
*PE

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