Elementary School Profile

 

The American School of Ulaanbaatar (ASU) is an international school founded in 2006. We are a private school with an international accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), based in California, USA. We have two campuses. Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students attend our elementary campus, with about 330 students for the 2015-2016 school year. Our student population is about 85% Mongolian, but the remainder is comprised of students from 22 different countries. Our Elementary School staff is comprised of 28 teachers from the USA, Canada, Mongolia, South Africa, and the Philippines.

ASU’ s program is based on the Ontario (Canada) curriculum policy documents and uses American methods and resources in an international setting. ASU has implemented this curriculum because of its global applicability, academic rigor and adaptability to the Mongolian culture. Ontario curriculum guidelines detail the knowledge and skills that students are expected to develop in each subject at each grade level. Our overall education program is guided by our Expected Schoolwide Student Outcomes:

Academic Achievers who…

  • Build meaning and understanding for themselves using prior knowledge and new information
  • Participate actively in their own education
  • Continually assess, evaluate and revise his/her own work to maintain high standards

Critical Thinkers who…

  • Gather, analyze and process information using a variety of strategies
  • Demonstrate problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Apply knowledge to life experiences

Involved citizens who…

  • Demonstrate care and concern for their environment and community
  • Interact respectfully with people of diverse cultures
  • Demonstrate awareness and respect for the rights of others
  • Support and improve the safety and health of self and others

Effective Communicators who…

  • Understand and convey written, oral, and visual information using a variety of media
  • Incorporate and use technology as an efficient tool for communication
  • Listen respectfully and ask questions to facilitate understanding and achieve insight
  • Collaborate with others in appropriate learning situations to achieve group goals

Self-Directed Life Long Learners…

  • Accept responsibility for their own learning
  • Develop, prioritize and revise personal learning goals
  • Actively seek out new opportunities to learn and challenge themselves
  • Demonstrate competency in goal setting, time management, and organizational skills