What to expect

Our Elementary Section provides for Grades 1 to Grade 4. Students continue the learning foundation started in KG, building their skills in the fundamentals of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in a safe, supportive, and enjoyable school environment. The curriculum is broadened, and children are expected to develop further their independence in learning and social skills.

They are also encouraged to focus on developing their understanding and applying 21st Learning Skills, which will prepare them for the adult world of work and life. Growth continues in terms of social, moral, and emotional intelligence.

“Through the application of Edtech, we aim to make the access to learning anytime and anywhere possible.”

At LISF, we recognize that in today’s interconnected and technology-centric world, the learning environment can be virtual, online, remote as well as the physical place of learning such as a classroom or library. Through the application of Edtech, we aim to make the access to learning anytime and anywhere possible.

Developing students’ critical thinking and social engagement with Edtech is an essential ingredient to modern pedagogy.

The Liwa Education E-Learning portal is designed to support parents, students, and teachers to make effective use of the online learning opportunities within our schools to support achievement and engagement across all our subject areas.

We encourage you to take the time to understand more about the products and applications on offer and how they can be used to support anytime, anywhere learning and engagement.

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International Assessments

MAP® Growth™

MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.Every question on a MAP Growth assessment is calibrated to RIT scale. Because the equal-interval scale is continuous across grades, educators can trust it to track longitudinal growth over a student’s entire career. Putting assessment into action means using MAP Growth data to pinpoint the instructional areas where students are ready to tackle—whether they are on, above, or below grade level. It reveals how much growth has occurred between testing events and, when combined with our norms, shows projected proficiency. Educators can track growth through the school year and over multiple years.

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) is a diagnostic assessment designed to help students and their teachers understand how they learn and what their academic potential might be. It assesses how students think in areas known to make a difference in learning. CAT4 is available at seven different levels of difficulty. Schools use a child’s performance in a CAT4 to judge progress over the academic year and to make decisions regarding setting and streaming according to ability. It is a way for a school to understand a student’s strengths and weaknesses and to personalize learning and adapt teaching.

Beyond the classrooms

We believe that students learning outside the classroom is an active process that enables them to solve real-life problems; build new hypotheses and give them an opportunity to interact with their environment to acquire a better understanding of it. This takes many forms in the Elementary Section, including class activities delivered outside as appropriate, educational visits and visitors, and opportunities for extra curricular-clubs. Cross-curricular links are emphasized regularly to ensure that learning has real meaning for the students.

Our values


We respect each other’s values, differences and contributions while embracing and preserving our local values and traditions.


We act with integrity and honesty with a strong sense of fairness, respect, and dignity.


We encourage curiosity and new ideas, and constantly strive to exceed expectations.


We pursue our learning with energy, determination and the commitment to succeed.


We strive to exceed expectations and challenge the norm.

Pastoral care

We acknowledge that Pastoral Care is one of the highest priorities for supporting our students. We endeavor to ensure that all of our students feel safe, happy, and engaged in the school community at all times and are able to perform to their full potential. The well-being of our students is paramount, and we have a qualified team that provides positive incentives for learning behaviors and can deliver one-to-one counseling for students as needed, in order to meet individual needs. The dedicated team of section supervisors, social workers, SEN coordinator, and support teaching assistants work in partnership with the teaching staff to ensure that individual student needs are carefully managed so that the learning environment is supported effectively.

Our teachers

Our teaching staff is acquired from across the globe, and we trust that cultural diversity provides rich and interesting skills and experiences for our students. Our teachers are devoted, kind, caring, capable, and fair. They are dedicated professionals who go over and above to provide our students the best possible learning experiences. Moreover, our teachers are continuously developing their teaching approaches, as they participate in regular training to stay abreast of international teaching standards and expectations.

Transition to Middle and Secondary school

We believe that the transition from the Elementary Section to Middle and secondary School is an exciting time for the students. They can expect to gain new friendships, more independence, and experience a broad range of new activities. Our role is to prepare them by empowering their self-esteem, and confidence and making them familiar with their new routines and responsibilities. We work in partnership with our Middle School colleagues to provide transition activities that enable the students to feel safe and ready for this next step. These involve visits and meetings with Middle School staff in preparation for the start of the academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Grade 1-3 study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, English Social Studies, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, UAE Social Studies, Music, Art, Discovery, and Library. Grade 4&5 students study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, English Social Studies, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, UAE Social Studies, Music, Art, Library, Textiles, and Food Technology.

Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM Friday 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM. We expect all students to arrive on time.

We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50 pm to 3:30 pm.

LISF believes in integrating technology into our education. We use the following platforms to ensure teaching and learning is strengthened: Exact Path, Raz Kids, Time Table Rockstars, and Study Island.

The Homeroom Teacher will provide all login details for online platforms.

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