Primary School

In ALKEV Private Primary School flexible and planned educational activities take place in effective and exciting differentiated classes based on students’ learning maps and readiness levels. It is very important for our students to develop a positive attitude towards the lessons who take their first steps to academic life. Therefore in our Primary School by blending knowledge and skills; a learning climate is created that supports the students’ active structuring of knowledge in their minds instead of the experiences in which knowledge is memorized.

In our school, three basic frameworks are used in the education planning process. The first is Understanding by Design (UbD); It is a planning framework based on a retrospective design approach, focusing on deep learning and transfer. Owing UbD, effective and active learning experiences are guaranteed for all students.

The second basic framework is the Universal Design in Learning (UDL) program which focuses on the principle of “Individual differences are the norm, not the exception.This approach aims at differentiation, not standardization in education, and develops alternatives for each student’s differences to teaching and learning. This approach also provides students with the opportunity to choose; diversifies the content, process and learning products in teaching. It maximizes the learning level of each student by removing the barriers to learning with different teaching methods.

The third framework is the PASS Theory-Thinking Skills Training Model. The mental learning process characteristics of the students is taken into consideration. The lessons are planned with SCAMPER, 6 Hats, Progressive Configuration, Learning Centers, Stations, Learning Diaries, Creative Reading and the development of language skills as well as educational processes based on comprehending the possibilities and power of the mother tongue starting from the early period with many differentiated methods and techniques. Critical reading, thinking and writing activities are also included. The opportunity to be a good narrator, a good speaker and a good researcher who has acquired a reading culture is offered to our students in rich learning environments.

Foreign Language Teaching

The German lessons begin in the 1st grade and are carried out with modern teaching and learning methods and a native-like German teacher. Songs, games, station rotation model and projects loosen up and support the lessons. In the 2nd grade they start with short stories and dialogues. In addition, art and music are taught on German in the 1st and 2nd grades.

German is not just a subject at ALKEV, it is at the heart of our school culture. Lantern Festival, New Year Market and Carnival are just some of our German cultural activities. At the end of the 4th grade, the students conclude with the A1 certificate examination for young people.

In the 3rd grade, English lessons start with three hours a week and in the 4th grade it increases to four hours per week.

Social Activities

There are full technological classrooms, laboratories and workshops and also sport areas and playgrounds in our 30,000 square meter campus. Starting from the Primary School many applied courses such as visual Arts, Information Technologics, Physical Education, Drama, Chess and Library lessons are included in our cirriculum. In the club activities students can choose activities according to their interests such as Lego Robotics, gymnastics, Destination Imagination (DI) and ORFF.