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Curriculum Overview



We provide age and developmentally-appropriate learning environments where children can learn through hands-on experience.

There are Discovery (3 years old), Reception (4 years old), and Kindergarten (5 years old) classrooms at Hope International Academy Seaside Preschool.

This preschool is affiliated with the Inter-Division, and English is their primary language. 

Primary (K-G5) & Middle Years

At Hope, our Elementary students are guided by the International Primary Curriculum, while our Middle School students follow the International Middle Years Curriculum. The IPC and IMYC are holistic curriculum experiences that stress the importance of students developing not just their academic learning but also their personal dispositions, as well as their understanding of the world around them. 


All subjects at Hope are supported in guidance by the IPC and IMYC Learning Goals, which benchmark the expectation of student progress at age related expectations. These goals help to guide a range of subjects including History, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, International and Design & Technology. Hope students are also provided space to reflect on their personal development, through the Personal Learning Goals. With the International Goals, Hope students gain further insight into the world around them, and are encouraged to take action with local and global problems. 


The curriculum is designed to ensure that all students at Hope have hands-on experiential and active learning experiences, with appropriate levels of challenge and choice. The element of choice allows students to go beyond learning from just textbooks, instead providing the tools to research about topics using a range of physical and digital resources. Students become active agents in their own learning at Hope, providing students with plenty of opportunities to develop a passion for lifelong learning. 


This focus on self-driven inquiry also supports Hope students to prepare for their next phase of learning in the school through the Clonlara High School programme, which you can find more information about on our High School page. 


Students at Hope will follow either an IPC Theme (such as “Chocolate”) or IMYC Big Idea statement (such as the Big Idea of Resilience, “Success over time requires persistence”). They explore these statements through the IPC and IMYC “Process to Facilitate Learning”, which is explored in more detail in the “IPC In Action” and “IMYC In Action” pages.

High School - Clonlara

At Hope International Academy, we believe in shaping educational experiences that transcend traditional boundaries. As an affiliate school integrated with the Clonlara School  Off-Campus Program, we proudly offer a unique approach to high school education.

Our affiliation with Clonlara opens doors to individualized learning experiences. The curriculum is tailored to each student's needs, fostering a personalized journey that goes beyond one-size-fits-all education. This approach not only accommodates different learning styles but also empowers students to take direct ownership of their educational paths.

The Clonlara learning process extends far beyond textbooks. It's a gateway to in-depth inquiry, encouraging students to explore subjects passionately and gain an understanding of the world around them. Through this method, we nurture not just academic excellence but also critical thinking and a lifelong love for learning.

Upon graduation from our school, students receive a U.S. graduation diploma, opening pathways to esteemed universities globally. The Clonlara program boasts an impressive list of alumni who have gone on to pursue higher education around the world, a testament to the program's international recognition and effectiveness.

What sets our high school apart is the engagement of our students. High school students at Hope International School don't just learn; they also become mentors and role models within our school community, fostering a culture of leadership, support, and continuous growth.

Explore the world of personalized, inquiry-driven education with Clonlara at Hope.  

Click here to see a list of Universities that Clonlara Alumni have attended.

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