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The Elementary Department of Nanjing Echo-Forte International School consists of grades 1-5. It is composed of skilled, experienced and enthusiastic teachers who encourage, support and give students a variety of challenges.


The goal of this department is to improve students' critical thinking through interactive courses to build students' confidence in competing in a changing global society. We have created a special atmosphere to achieve this goal. For the students, we are committed to creating an environment that is passionate, stimulating and challenging. Each teacher takes the initiative to help each student's stage and guide them to maximize their potential. Our classroom atmosphere is very personal and we treat students like family.




Curriculum & Subjects

There are four core classes for each grade in the Elementary Department using an American curriculum based on American educational guidelines. All grades use the “Treasures” (Macmillan/Macgraw-Hill textbooks) for English classes, “Science”(Macmillan/Macgraw-Hill textbooks) for Science classes “We Live Together”(Macmillan/Macgraw-Hill textbooks) for Social Studies classes, and  “Everyday Mathematics” (The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project textbooks) for Math Classes.

       · English

       · Math

       · Science

       · Social Studies


Students study important concepts over consecutive years through a variety of formats. Beginning in Grade 1 up through Grade 5, there are three levels of skill and concept development : Beginning, Developing, and Secure. These levels refer to unit content within 1st through 5th grade curriculum rather than performance expectations for children.



Extra Curricular classes

NEIS offers a variety of extra-curriculum classes to help students become more well-rounded and globally competitive.

      · Music

· Choir

· Physical Education

· Korean

· Chinese

· ESL

· Library

· Activity (Elective)


Arts & Performance

The school also aims to instill values while allowing our young learners to be exposed to diversified cultural activities through arts and performance.

      · Arts & Craft

      · Music & Choir

      · Violin

      · Ensemble

      · Handbells



Physical Education

NEIS’s afternoon programs are packed with fun and exciting activities that will surely hone our students’ skills and talents. Through a variety of active physical activities, NEIS develops in each child self discipline, kinesthetic awareness, and a healthy and active lifestyle.

      · Badminton

      · Basketball

      · Baseball

      · Soccer

      · Table Tennis

      · Taekwondo


Computer

Students are instructed on the basics of computer use as early as kindergarten. Educational software, often presented in a game-like format, entertains younger students while older students are challenged with more complex functions. It is essential in this 21st century of technology to develop typing, word-processing, data entry, and other computer related skills.




Sample of the elementary (grade 5) curriculum:



Please click on the links below to learn more about the elementary school curriculum.

NEIS Elementary School Timetable 2019-2020

NEIS 1st grade common core teaching standard - English

NEIS 1st grade common core teaching standard - Mathematics

NEIS 1st grade common core teaching standard - Science

NEIS 1st grade common core teaching standard - Social studies

NEIS 2nd grade common core teaching standard - English    

NEIS 2nd grade common core teaching standard - Mathematics

NEIS 2nd grade common core teaching standard - Science

NEIS 2nd grade common core teaching standard - Social studies

NEIS 3rd grade common core teaching standard - English

NEIS 3rd grade common core teaching standard - Mathematics

NEIS 3rd grade common core teaching standard - Science

NEIS 3rd grade common core teaching standard - Social studies

NEIS 4th grade common core teaching standard - All subjects

NEIS 5th grade common core teaching standard - English

NEIS 5th grade common core teaching standard - Mathematics

NEIS 5th grade common core teaching standard - Science

NEIS 5th grade common core teaching standards - Social studies