Learning at Stonehill
The freedom to question is the freedom to learn
Stonehill recognises the importance of preserving the innate curiosity of early childhood throughout the Primary years. Our philosophy of teaching focuses on the inquiry method.
A full-time PYP Coordinator works with the Principal and teachers
Every component of the PYP is designed to complement every other component
Enabling a holistic and connected learning experience
Concept-driven unique curriculum
Freedom to question
Supported by subject coordinators
Traditional academic subjects
Education must be multidimensional – because every child innately is
The Middle Years are a challenging time of transition for learners as they move from childhood to adolescence. This crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual growth is marked by uncertainty on one hand and increasing maturity on the other.
Develop critical thinking
Solve real-life problems
Develop knowledge of local and global issues
Engage in public debate
Express creativity through action
Building students’ confidence in their academic and personal development
Preparing for the best universities and the world beyond
At the threshold of adulthood, students by now usually develop a strong sense of identity while making important choices for their future. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is designed to prepare students for leading colleges and universities.
CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) Programme
Breadth and depth of knowledge in six subject groups
Undertake in-depth research into an area of interest
Multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems
Languages & EAL
Enabling inter-cultural dialogue – so we understand the world better. English as an Additional Language (EAL): Stonehill provides significant support for English language learners at any stage of development.
Realising individual potential, through individual attention. Understanding the needs of individual students is integral to our teaching philosophy. We celebrate diversity not just in the cultural background of our children, but also in their interests and abilities.
Staying connected: using technology as a learning resource. In the last decade, technology has transformed the way we live, work and communicate. Students entering school today have access to tools unimaginable a generation ago.
PE & Sports
Sports and sportsmanship – we aim to encourage both Physical Education (PE) at Stonehill is an integral part of the PYP and MYP curricula. In addition to health and fitness, we attach equal importance to developing skills, learning to work in teams, building leadership and personal growth, critical thinking and problem solving.
For education isn’t limited to academics. Stonehill provides a range of after-school extracurricular activities to meet the varying interests and needs of students. Extracurricular activities aim at holistic development. They give every student a platform to develop their talents, which can turn into enduring hobbies or even professional choices.
Learning beyond the classroom for real world experiences The Stonehill curriculum requires students to learn through real world problems and have real world experiences. Extended, and often overnight, field trips are an essential component of learning, especially for the higher grades in subjects like Biology, Geography and Economics.
CAS stands for Creativity, Action, Service CAS stands for Creativity, Activity and Service, and allows students to become involved in a range of activities that take place alongside their academic studies throughout the IB Diploma Programme.