Primary - Grade 1 to 5

These learning objectives encourage students to investigate their own identities, broaden their horizons, and become agents of positive change.

Empowering Critical Thinkers

So, we build our curriculum around encouraging students to ask questions, think critically, and share their ideas. Inquiry-based, hands-on, experiential curricula that foster a passion for learning are key to this goal’s realisation. Students develop a deeper understanding of who they are as individuals by identifying and pursuing their areas of interest, skill, and voice across all disciplines.


Building Future Leaders

To better prepare students for the experiences and challenges they will face in the real world, the Lower School places an emphasis on an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach within the core subjects of science, mathematics, literacy, and social studies. This rigorous method of teaching encourages students to think analytically, consider other points of view, and come up with original solutions to issues.

Science Lab

Personalized Learning Paths

The requirements from the current and next grade are used to create a curriculum that allows for both predetermined material and room for students’ own unique perspectives and interests to shine through. Questions that serve as frameworks for lessons and modules.


Real-World Readiness Nexus

The Lower School promotes an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to the study of science, mathematics, reading, and social studies in order to better prepare children for the experiences and problems they will confront in the real world.

Dunes Academy Aau

Rather than serving purely as evaluation tools, both informal and formal evaluations are continuous, based on research, and geared towards encouraging students’ development and learning. 

Science fairs are held annually by students in grades 1-5 at the Lower School. Students spend four to six weeks working through the scientific process, from asking a question to developing a prediction or hypothesis to conducting an experiment to analysing the results. 

Students at Dunes Academy not only have access to interactive classroom projectors with document cameras and other group teaching tools in every classroom, but they also participate in a variety of projects that help them develop their technology skills. Robot mazes are a popular activity for 1st graders to practise their direction and measuring skills.

Enriching Primary Education with Comprehensive Curriculum and Holistic Learning Approach