Kampala - School Report Question and Answers
Are students generally challenged appropriately by the curriculum? Please describe any particular strengths or weaknesses in this area. Do you have any thoughts how the curriculum is applied and implemented at this school?
I have a child who is academically very strong and she did not feel challenged in her classes. The school has a hard time recruiting top-notch teachers and our children had some sub-par teachers and inadequate long-term substitutes that were very disappointing. The math department was strong; English was mostly great, sciences, humanities and design were lacking. This could be different now since there is always teacher turnover. - Sep 2020
I understand that each teacher is allowed to teach in their own manner which may mean that some kids do not learn well in that environment. I do know, however, that in some upper levels English classes xerox copies of books are given instead of real book. Sometimes that pages are in the wrong order, sometimes incomplete. - Nov 2019
Yes. The curriculum is nearly entirely play-based, which is absolutely perfect for the pre-Kindergarten ages. Yet through play they are learning shapes, colors, counting, measurements, letters, etc. In all the right ways. My kids come home begging me to play with them games that involve naming what letter things around the house begin with, etc. The school also focuses a lot on emotional regulation, manners, getting along, etc, which - again - is perfect for this age group. SO many preschools I visited were WAY too 'academic' focused, promising to have kids reading by pre-k, etc. Kids need to learn emotional regulation, social skills, and love of learning at the pre-k age - actual academic learning should wait. KCIP focuses on just what this age group needs, very well. - Sep 2018
yes, I believe children are challenged appropriately. - Jun 2018