Elementary School

5 Steps Academy aims to make learning enjoyable and meaningful to students by adopting an integrated curriculum which develops the child as a learner.

We recognize that children come to us as unique individuals with different experiences,  abilities, and interests. Our teachers are well-trained to use 5 Steps System to meet students’ varying needs and learning styles.

We provide a balanced education program within a safe, stimulating environment so that each child can learn and grow to their greatest potential through fun and laughter. Our teachers recognize the importance of capturing students’ interests. We promote fun and interesting activities with specific objectives, ensuring knowledge is gained from each activity.

The Elementary Program in 5 Steps Academy is specially designed to cater to students aged 5 to 12. The program is Cambridge based and effectively prepares students to engage in our Secondary School Program.

Elementary Courses provided by 5 Steps Academy:

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Science
4. Chinese
5. Various CCA activities and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Hindy, and Tamil).

Can my child join the school?

At 5 Steps Academy, there are no entry tests and/or examinations. Proficiency in the English language is also not required, we provide comprehensive and intensive ESL course. Admissions are open year round, students can start at any time of the year (everyone has his own learning plan, no issues).

How are students assessed?

Each student’s achievements are continually assessed. Teachers use a variety of assessment techniques including testing for knowledge and skills, observations, and portfolios of student’s work. Attitude, learning skills, social relationships, and effort are considered equally important when looking at the overall development of the child.

In 5 Steps Academy, teachers and parents work together closely through face to face conversation and text messages to discuss each student’s social and academic progress.

Grading Exams will be conducted only when the child is ready for the test (no stress). Students who pass the exams will then be promoted to the next grade just in the middle of the year, so advanced students can progress much faster than in traditional schools with big classes and lecturing way of teaching.

At Grade 6, students who passed their Grading Examinations will graduate from Elementary School with a Certificate of Completion and be promoted to Secondary School, Grade 7.

How can we help our children on their way to success?

We believe in a dynamic partnership between the teachers and the parents.

The parents have their children’s best interests at heart. We ask the parents to encourage and support the kids, supervise their homework an inform us of any issues and concerns along the way.

The teachers are willing to offer their utmost effort and time to bring out the best in the children. Every child under their care is important and there is nothing too time-consuming, attention-demanding, and physically-draining for our teachers.

In the Home
Careful observations of parents can serve as inputs in planning learning tasks. For example, the mother can communicate to the teacher certain behaviours that need to be corrected. Strong unusual interests of the child that are observed at home are worth communicating to us. The inclination to music or poetry can be a part of the motivational strategies. Special talents such as sketching and painting can be nurtured by both the home and the school through tailored activities.

In the School
Our teachers are more than willing to help you nurture your child to reach his highest potential, on a personal, social and academic level. With the help of parents supervising the child’s homework at home, teachers can more efficiently make use of the limited time in school.

Parent involvement helps students greatly and raises their academic achievement. Children become more motivated to learn, improve their behaviour, and develop a more positive attitude towards homework and school.