5 Year-Olds Program
The five year-old program is a dynamic, full-day program that focuses on preparing students for elementary school success. Greater use is made of learning activities within similar ability groups. Morning lessons focus on cognitive and speech development. The afternoon lessons concentrate on the development of physical, social, artistic, and motor skills. Positive social interaction is greatly emphasized and monitored at this level in all subjects throughout each day. After school activities are open to students in the five year-old program twice a week, ending at 4:00 p.m.
6-11 Year-olds Program (Elementary School)
Classes are separated at the six through eleven year-old levels at Baku International School. All homeroom teachers are experienced and certified in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. Paraprofessionals assist teaching core lessons in the lower levels. Specialists teach all non-core subjects. Safety-net meetings are regularly conducted between the homeroom teachers and the school administration to identify student challenges. Elementary level students have seven-period days, comprised of courses in literacy (reading and writing), mathematics, cultural studies, science, technology, art, music, and physical education. Language study is offered each day for one class period in small groups with a choice of French, Russian, Azeri, or Turkish.