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Our Kindergarten Program

Preschool / Kindergarten Program of Study – General Overview

As educational program should encourage the development of each individual and should promote intellectual curiosity, independence, objectivity and creativity. At Summit Academy, the instructional program ensures that each student will experience excitement of a challenge, the satisfaction of accomplishment and the development of a strong and confident self-image. This is accomplished by employing innovative teaching strategies, cooperative learning and providing individualized attention to the student.

The emphasis of the program is the development of the whole child. Keeping in place the current educational trends, Summit Academy seeks to develop the intellectual, social and emotional aspects of each student. Emphasis on self-esteem and confidence is fostered and reinforced throughout the year. The students of Summit Academy are exposed to a wide variety of curriculum resources representing the highest quality and standards available. A strong academic program designed to engage and challenge is the foundation of Summit Academy’s educational philosophy. The focus on achieving grade level, world class standards in the critical core subjects of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics rates high on the list of our school objectives. Ongoing standardized testing assesses achievement level and specifically identifies areas strengths and weaknesses.

In kindergarten, the major goal is to help the child become comfortable in school. The students will learn to get along with others, follow rules, and some of the basic skills needed to read, write, and do math. The curriculum benchmarks are outlined below:

Social/ Emotional Skills

  • Understand how people in communities work together.

  • Develop self-esteem

  • Develop good values

  • Use good manners

  • Develop good people skills

  • Communicate effectively with others

  • Build and maintain friendship

  • Work cooperatively in group

  • Manage and resolve conflict

  • Make good choices in challenging situations

  • Avoid anti-social behavior


Language Arts

  • Recognize and form uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

  • Match sounds to each alphabet letter.

  • Recognize and use rhyming words.

  • Begin reading words by using initial consonant sounds and such sound patterns as -an and -at (fan, man, can) and (sat, rat, pat).

  • Recognize a few frequently used sight words such as: the, and, is.

  • Capitalize the first and last name of a person and the word “I”.



  • Count, recognize, and write the numbers up to 100

  • Identify, draw, cut, and name basic and 2D shapes

  • Classify and group objects according to such characteristics as shape, color, size, texture, and so on.

  • Counting and Cardinality

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten

  • Measurement and Data

  • Geometry


Social Studies

  • Develop good values and self-esteem

  • Understand self, individuals and relationships

  • Understand symbols and their meaning

  • Understand how people in communities work together

  • Recognize locations and familiar places

  • Understand relative time of event


Science Discovery

  • Use their five senses to make simple scientific observations.

  • Understanding the needs of living things

  • Describe properties of common objects

  • Compare and sort common objects by one physical attributes (e.g., color, shape, texture, size, weight)

  • Communicate observations orally and through drawing


   2022 - 2023

(As of January 2, 2023)

TERM 1- Fall Term 2022

Monday, August 1st                                                                   1st Term & Bus Fees Due
Sunday, August 14th                                                                Teacher’s & Staff Reporting
Thursday, August 11th                                                             New Parent Orientation Meeting
Tuesday, August 16th                                                              1st Day of School
Thursday, September 29th                                                *PACT Meeting (for review)
Thursday, September 29th                                                 Interim Reports Go Home
Sunday, October 23rd                                                             2nd Term & Bus Fees Due
Sun. to Tue., Nov. 7th – 9th                                                   Benchmark 1 Assessment Test
Thursday, November 10th                                                   Mother-Teacher Tea (for review)

TERM 2 - Winter Term 2022/2023


November 20 - January 1st                                            Winter Breaks
Sunday, December 18th                                                   Qatar National Day
Monday, January 2nd                                                        Return to School
Thursday, January 5th                                                     *PACT Meeting (For Review)
Thursday, January 5th                                                      1st Term Progress Reports Go Home
Thursday, January 12nd                                                    Parent-Teacher Conference (For Review)
Thursday, February 2nd                                                    Interim Reports Go Home
Sun. to Thurs., February 12th -16th                            Sports Week (For Review)
Tuesday, February 14th                                                     Sports Day
Sunday, February 26th                                                       3 rd Term Fees & Bus Fees Due
Sun. to Thurs., March 19th – 23rd                                Benchmark 2 Assessment Test



TERM 3 - Spring Term 2023

Sunday, March 12th –Thursday, March 16th           Spring Breaks
Sunday, March 19th                                                                      Return to School
Thursday, March 30th                                                                2nd Term Progress Reports Go Home
Thursday, April 6th                                                                        Parent-Teacher Conference (For Review)
Thursday, April 20th                                                                     *PACT Meeting (For Review)
Sunday, April 23rd –Thursday, April 27th                   EID Breaks
Sunday, April 30th                                                                         Return to School
Thursday, May 4th                                                                        Interim Reports Go Home
Sun. to Thur., June 4th - June 8th                                     Benchmark 3 Assessment Test
Thursday, June 22nd                                                                   Last Day of School
Sunday, July 2nd                                                                            3rd Term Progress Reports Go Home

Activities and events and test schedules may be subjected to changes. Kindly refer to monthly calendars or details.

*PACT (Parent Action Committee Team)
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