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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

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Monday to Friday


El Alsson School – Harraniya campus is an old one that was founded 40 years ago. It was re-opened in 2019. Children are our future and we are dedicated to their success and excellence. We prepare our students to become independent learners with the desire, skills and abilities necessary for lifelong learners. We promote a learning environment which is centered on students, directed by teachers and supported by home and community.

The scholastic year is divided into three terms with summative and formative tests and progress report at the end of each term. Two Checkpoint exams are held in the three core subjects (English, Maths and Science) for years 6 and 8. They are marked externally by Cambridge International Organisation and a detailed achievement report is sent to the school for each student.

 We provide CIPP (Cambridge International Primary Program) and Lower Secondary Program. By offering this program, we can deliver a varied and balanced educational

experience for our learners enabling them to excel throughout their schooling, work and life.

Providing a choice of multiple subjects including:  English (as a first language), Mathematics, Science, ICT, Art and Design, Physical Education, Music, Global Perspective.  You will find a plethora of opportunities to enhance creativity, expression and wellbeing and a multitude of ways.

El Alsson British International school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for students from the Foundation stage to Secondary school. The curriculum is inclusive and meets students’ diverse needs. The curriculum is planned to make learning enjoyable and relevant not only for their life now but to equip them with the skills needed to contribute to life after school.

The school follows the Cambridge International Primary programme for the core subjects of English, Science, Mathematics and the National Curriculum of UK for the non-core subjects which include Humanities, Modern Language (French / German), Music, Physical Education, ICT and Art.

Planning for the core subjects follows the scope and sequence as set out in the Cambridge curriculum framework. The units in the framework are not restrictive as such but serve as a guide to teachers.

The Foundation Stage follows the statutory revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFES framework which has provided the needs of our younger learners to build their personal, social and emotional skills alongside their skills of playing and exploring the active learning and critical thinking.

Programs of Physical Education, music, art and computing ensure that students are given the opportunity to develop all rounded skills and an awareness of their multiple intelligence

Students sit for Cambridge Checkpoint examinations at the end of year 6 and these offer an internationally benchmarked indication of progress in English, Mathematics and Science

In the Middle school, students go on with their journey towards higher learning and greater independence, gearing to take their Checkpoint and Pre IG examinations in years 8 and 9 respectively

Year 10 sees our students progress to the high school phase where they partake their IGSCE examinations. Those who wish to continue, go on to sit for A AND AS levels, El Alsson is registered with the British Council and the students are able to sit their senior examinations through Cambridge and the opportunities which El Alsson offers, enable our diligent students to earn qualifications that can afford them entry into top international tertiary learning institutions.

School Stages:

The curriculum is organized in phases according to the Cambridge International Curriculum (CIE)

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): FS1 and FS2

Key Stage 1(KS1): Years 1and 2

Key Stage 2 (KS2): Years 3 to 6

Key Stage 3 (KS3): Years 7 to 9

Key Stage 4 (KS4): Years 10 to 12

Cambridge Primary Art and Design

Students will learn to see themselves as artists and become increasingly reflective and independent, understanding their place and the places of others in a creative, innovative and interconnected world. We can also apply the curriculum content to our local context, using the available resources we have. This course supports progression tests to Cambridge lower secondary only. As for primary, there are no progression test for this course.

English (Literacy)

The new Cambridge Primary English encourages a lifelong enthusiasm for reading, writing, speaking and listening. We offer it for learners who have English as a first language.

They will see themselves as readers engaging with the range of texts for information and for pleasure from different times and cultures.

See themselves as writers using the written world clearly and creatively for a range of different audiences and purposes.

This curriculum supports an integrated approach to teaching the four skills, with the support available, you can deliver Cambridge primary English using A broad range of activities that promote experience, reflection and improvement.

Global perspectives

It develops the skills of research analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. It strengthens the links across English as a first language, math, science and ICT starters.

The earlier students start to develop and practice their skills, the greater the impact on their learning. The program will develop and embed cross curricular skills at an early stage, supporting them in their studies as they progress to lower secondary and beyond.

Cambridge primary is made up of a series of challenges. There are six challenges a year. Teachers can integrate the challenges into their existing lessons and do as many as they like. Teacher assess students through focusing on formative feedback on the skills they want students to develop. When the challenge is completed sheet teachers can discuss with students. What went well and how they can improve further, so that students can reflect on, and improve their performance.

Cambridge primary checkpoint global perspectives assessment is available at the end of the year to assess learner performance. Students produce a team project to assess how skills have developed.

ICT Starters

Information and communication technology is now part of the educational experience worldwide and regarded as a new “literacy” alongside reading, writing and numeracy.

Cambridge ICT starters is a series of modules which assess candidates on their capability to use a range of computer software to communicate, handle information, model and program solutions. For ages 5 to 14 years.

Learners will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including computer programming, word-processing, Digital graphics databases, spreadsheets, email presentations, videos, animation, the Internet and web authenticating. Also, the safety and the adaptation of your word to suit their audience.


Learners develop a holistic understanding of the subject focusing on principles, patterns, systems, functions. They will become mathematically competent and fluent in computation, which they can apply to everyday. Thinking and working mathematically is the feature of the curriculum. The subject is divided into: numbers, geometry, measure, probability and statistics.


Our curriculum helps students to develop lifelong curiosity about the natural world and enable them seek scientific explanations to the phenomenon around them. It has six main areas: Biology (living things) – chemistry (study of matter) – physics (Matter of energy).

Earth space. Thinking and working scientifically and practical work.


Learners explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners.

They understand music from different cultures, times and places. Singing and playing musical instruments. No primary tests. Lower secondary has progression test.


Activities, games, gymnastics and dance. Progression tests in lower secondary but not applied in primary.

The curriculum has a very clear rationale aligned to the school and Cambridge vision. It is relevant, comprehensive and promotes innovation and challenge. It is highly effective in developing a balance of knowledge, skills and understanding while fulfilling all the requirements of the school authorized / licensed curriculum and the national statutory requirements.