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(As of June 16, 2021)

Our Program

An American curriculum is offered which includes Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Information Technology & Arts. Classroom instruction is English and utilizes the Oxford Books from Oxford University Press for instruction...  Arabic and Islamic Studies have also been included as part of the curriculum as well as Qatar History.  The Living Values Program, (UNESCO) is also part of the curriculum that emphasizes character development

Summit Academy is dedicated to fostering a climate of respect, both for academic excellence and human dignity and to allowing personal growth. We believe that education is a process of transferring to the student the responsibility for his or her education through self-discipline and intellectual curiosity. We believe in a full and enriched curriculum that emphasizes the basic skills and recognizes the importance of music, the visual and performing arts, and physical education.  It is equally important for Summit Academy students to be well-rounded in that they are confident and emotionally intelligent.

The Summit Academy is fundamentally committed to maintaining a coeducational student body that is representative of the International Community of Qatar.  Consequently, the school is open to all qualified students regardless of race, color, or creed.

Organization: The school is licensed and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Education Council.

School Timing: Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 1:15 p.m. The school week runs from Sunday to Thursday.

Fees: We are proud to offer the residents of Qatar one of the lowest tuition costs in the country.

Faculty & Staff: The teaching staff is a dedicated qualified team of educators that collectively serve to impact the international atmosphere that exists in our community.

Program of Study – General Overview

Educational programs 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 the 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 each student's intellectual, social, and emotional aspects. 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 the 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 levels and specifically identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Primary Program (Grades 1-3) – Overview

A Solid Foundation in Reading, Language, and Mathematics is essential to your child’s academic success. At Summit Academy, a strong emphasis is placed on a solid introduction of language. Through reading & writing skill-building techniques, our students are exposed to a wide range of instructional resources that captivate and motivate learners.

A wide range of reading material is assigned as grade-specific. Each student will get the practice they need to achieve their standard while refining their key reading skills in comprehension, vocabulary development, and decoding the words.

Spelling instruction provides an opportunity to learn rules and patterns that strengthen skills in this critical language area. Grade specifics Spelling List based on widely researched standard references have been chosen as the means to gauge each student’s success. Studies used in the development of this list include The Dolch  Basic Sight Vocabulary ( a key list of high-frequency words), The American Heritage Word Frequency Book ( a study of word frequency in print materials for Grades 3-6), Starter Words ( the most frequently used words in children’s writing, school materials and adult materials), and  A Basic Vocabulary for Elementary School Children.

Comprehension Skills allow students to understand the meaning from the printed page. At Summit Academy, instruction is given to developing the skills to retain and extract information based on finding the main idea, following directions, sequencing and classifying information, recalling details, and predicting outcomes. Both verbal classroom instruction and reading comprehension activities are employed for this area of study skills.

Language Mechanics (Grammar) is an essential component of language development. At Summit Academy, the students will be engaged in a continuous process of developing skills in form, meaning, and usage of basic structures in English, including capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech.

Grade-specific Science instructions are based on a comprehensive program of study that systematically increases in difficulty by each progressing year. Each topic represented in Oxford Science will result in an understanding of basic scientific terms, comprehension lessons through reading investigations and theoretical inquiry, hands-on experimentation, and hypothesis & factual outcomes.

Math instruction is executed through a comprehensive program of establishing building blocks to which each concept is fully developed to the mastery level. Checks and balances along with continual access in grade-specific standard testing firmly assess the necessary components of mathematical concepts in number sense, mathematical reasoning and statistics, data analysis, and probability.

Social Studies instructions to students in Grades 1-3 are introduced to the basic concepts of each of the following disciplines: history, geography, civics, and economics. Grade 1 study encompasses the broad concept of rights and responsibilities in the contemporary world. Grade 2 students study and explore the People Who Make a Difference in their everyday lives. Grade 3 students explore and learn about the connections to the past and what changes society has experienced in the modern day. All students will partake in an exciting exploration and discovery about “Arabia” including a detailed lesson on Qatar and the Gulf States, The People of the Middle East, Islamic History & Culture, and Traditions. Various field trips will complement this subject of study.

Primary Program (Grades 4-6)- Overview

By the time a student reaches Grade 4 of the Primary Program at Summit Academy, he/she should have established a solid foundation in Reading, Language, Mathematics, and Science.

In continuation of our Language Arts Program, an emphasis on Reading Comprehension, Writing & Grammar for Grades 4-6 will be expected to expand upon these concepts and broaden the base knowledge in both written and oral communication.

Reading skills incorporating word recognition, comprehension, vocabulary & concept development will be introduced. Writing strategies that invoke the student to compose clear, coherent & focused written essays demonstrating a command of standard English conventions that are grade-appropriate and incorporate accurate sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling will be required. Listening and Speaking Strategies will be an essential component of developing oral skills in the Language Arts. Students will practice during speech sessions and will be coached on how to deliver key ideas using appropriate phrasing, pitch, and modulation.

A wide range of reading material is assigned as grade-specific. Each student will get the practice they need to achieve their standard while refining their key reading skills in comprehension, vocabulary development and decoding new words, and expanding their vocabulary.

Spelling instructions provides an opportunity to learn rules and patterns an opportunity to learn rules ad patterns that strengthen skills in this critical language area. Grade-specific Spelling Lists based on widely researched standard references have been chosen as the means to gauge each student’s success. Studies used in the development of these lists include The Dolch  Basic Sight Vocabulary ( a key list of high-frequency words), The American Heritage Word Frequency Book ( a study of word frequency in print materials for Grades 3-6), Starter Words ( the most frequently used words in children’s writing, school materials and adult materials), and  A Basic Vocabulary for Elementary School Children.

Comprehension Skills allow students to understand the meaning from the printed page. At Summit Academy, instruction is given to developing the skills to retain and extract information based on finding the main idea, following directions, sequencing and classifying information, recalling details, and predicting outcomes. Students will learn to draw upon a  variety of comprehension strategies that includes generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, and comparing information from several sources. Both verbal classroom instruction and reading comprehension activities are employed for this area of study skills.

Language Mechanics (Grammar) is an essential component of language development. At Summit Academy the students will be engaged in a continuous process of developing skills in form, meaning, and usage of basic structures in English, including capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech.

Grade-specific instructions are based on a  comprehensive program of study that systematically increases in difficulty by each progressive year. Each topic represented in Oxford Science will result in an understanding of basic scientific terms, comprehension lessons through reading investigations and theoretical inquiry, hands-on experimentation, and hypothesis & factual outcomes.

Math instruction is executed through a comprehensive program of establishing building blocks to which each concept is fully developed to the mastery level. Checks and balances along with continual evaluations in grade-specific standard testing firmly assess the necessary components of mathematical concepts in number sense, mathematical reasoning and statistics, data analysis, and probability.

Social Studies instructions to students in Grades 1-3 are introduced to the basic concepts of each of the following disciplines: history, geography, civics, and economics. Grade 1 study encompasses the broad concept of rights and responsibilities in the contemporary world. Grade 2 students study and explore the People Who Make a Difference in their everyday lives. Grade 3 students explore and learn about the connections to the past and what changes society has experienced in the modern day. All students will partake in an exciting exploration and discovery about “Arabia” including a detailed lesson on Qatar and the Gulf States, The People of the Middle East, Islamic History & Culture, and Traditions. Various field trips will complement this subject of study.


 

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PRIMARY 
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
   2021 - 2022

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Fall Term 2021

Sunday, August 15th                                                                     1st Term Fees Due & Bus Fees 
Monday, August 16th                                                                    Start Date for Teachers
Monday, August 23rd                                                                   New Parent Orientation Meeting (ON HOLD)
Sunday, August 29th                                                                     1st Day of School 
Tuesday, September 28th                                                        *PACT Meeting (ON HOLD)
Thursday, October 7th                                                                 Interim Reports Go Home
Sun. to Thurs., Oct. 10th – 14th                                                Standardized Testing Week
Sunday, October 17th                                                                    Fall/Autumn Break Starts
Sunday, October 23rd                                                                  Return to School
Sunday, November 7th                                                               Mother/Teacher Tea (ON HOLD)
Sunday, Nov. 21st -Thursday, Nov. 25th                       1st Term Final Examination 


 

Winter Term 2021 / 2022

Sunday, November 28th                                                            2nd Term Fees Due & Bus Fees 
Tuesday, December 7th                                                             *PACT Meeting (ON HOLD)
Thursday, December 16th                                                         1st Term Progress Reports Go Home
Saturday, December 18th                                                          Qatar National Day 
Sunday, December 19th                                                              Winter Break Starts
Sunday, January 2nd                                                                    Return to School
Sun. to Thurs., January 2nd – 6th                                        Standardized Test Week 
Sunday, January 9th                                                                     Parent/Teacher Conference (ON HOLD)
Thursday, January 27th                                                              Interim Reports Go Home 
   Sun. to Thurs., February 6th - 10th                                  Sports Week (ON HOLD)
Tuesday, February 8th                                                                 Sports Day 
Tuesday, March 1st                                                                          3rd Term Fees Due & Bus Fees 
Sunday, March 6th –Thursday, March 10th               2nd Term Final Examination 
 

Spring Term 2022

Sunday, March 13th                                                                      Spring Break Starts
Sunday, March 20th                                                                     Return to School                                                                                   
Thursday, March 31st                                                                  2nd Term Progress Reports Go Home 
Sunday, April 3rd                                                                            Parent/Teacher Conference (ON HOLD)
Sun. to Thurs., April 10th –April 14th                                Standardized Testing Week 
Tuesday, April 19th                                                                        *PACT Meeting (ON HOLD)
Thursday, April 28th                                                                    Interim Reports Go Home
Sunday, May 1st                                                                               Eid Break starts
Sunday, May 8th                                                                             Return to School
Sunday-Thursday, May 15th – 19th                                Spring Concert Week (ON HOLD)
Sunday, June 5th - Thursday, June 9th                      Third Term Final Examination
Sunday, June 12th                                                                          Last Day of School 
Thursday, June 30th                                                                   3rd Term Progress Reports Go Home               

 

Please Refer to Monthly Calendars for details on Events, Activities, Themes and Testing Schedules.

                   *PACT (Parent Action Committee Team)                  
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