Since the American Academy for Girls opened in 1996, the school has built a rich legacy of academics and achievement. Today AAG fosters and teaches a spirit of success, sets high expectations and encourages not just a “can do attitude” but also the desire to do it well.
AAG offers an instructional program based on an American-style curriculum combined with Arabic and Islamic studies, whose curriculum the Kuwait Ministry of Education requires.
AAG’s high quality and integrated early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children as they learn to work and play together. We strongly believe that all children should be given the opportunity to experience the very best possible start to their education.
The Kindergarten Program is a developmentally appropriate program that continues the process of hands-on, kinesthetic, sensory and inquiry learning through play, with an emphasis on early literacy and numeracy skills. Our program uses a multiple intelligences approach to the curriculum, which is a way of providing activities and experiences that address all the ways that children are “smart”. We encourage children to become responsible class members, risk-takers, problem solvers, and cooperative learners. Our goal is to ensure that your daughter enjoys her learning environment and continues to flourish during the rest of her school years.
All students are taught the English Language using the Harcourt StoryTown program, Math, Health Education, Social Studies, Science, Arabic and Islamic Religion. Specialty teachers instruct the students in Physical Education (PE), Art and Music. All subjects are taught in English except for Arabic and Islamic Religion.
AAG incorporates language development vocabulary and early reading and writing skills into our daily program. Guided and shared reading experiences occur, and early writing skills develop through the use of age-appropriate print and books. The math program is inquiry-based and covers number sense, problem-solving, early geometry, measurement and involves the use of a variety of manipulatives and games. Science and Social Studies units of study are taught through investigation and exploration. In sum, we actively encourage children to establish a positive attitude towards a healthy, active and safe way of learning.
Is Your Child Ready For School?
At AAG, we recognize that each child grows and develops at her own rate. A child, who meets the admission requirements, may not possess the skills and maturity necessary for a happy and productive year. Such a child might benefit from the delay of enrolment into the program. This would help the student obtain the maturity and self-confidence needed to be successful.