As the students move to HKG they become more independent. The early years of education at AEMS develop the personal qualities and capabilities in young children. The excellent academic environment and well trained teachers guide the students to become 'confident individuals' and 'responsible citizens.'
The curriculum has been designed to nurture the developmental objectives as the child prepares for the primary classes. Phonics is used to teach English in a structured manner. It seeks to build the skill where children become independent readers, spellers and writers. Children participate everyday in classroom discussions, retelling stories, sequencing the stories, picture reading and a variety of activities designed for vocabulary building. Mathematical concepts are explained in a simple and tangible manner concentrating on one attribute at a time and progressing gradually. Emphasis is laid on teaching the quality and essence of numbers using practical activities. Application of this knowledge to everyday life is what makes the learning interesting and innovative for children.
Children are also sensitised towards their immediate environment and the physical world. They are taught the basic techniques of exploring, questioning and drawing conclusions from their learning. Efforts are made to ensure the child's social and moral development. Children are encouraged to listen to and respect others' opinions and views. They are taught to differentiate between good and bad, to be aware of rules and positive discipline. Homework in the lower classes is done in the school itself to reduce the burden of studies and teaching - learning becomes an interactive two way process.
In the school, the students are disciplined by means of yoga and meditation techniques. A Meditation Room has been provided for this purpose. Physical exercises along with indoor and outdoor games ensures that a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Children are motivated to take active part in Fine Arts. The Arts Room is stocked with quality resources like paper, colours, brushes, easels etc. A specialist art teacher introduces students to various art forms. A well- equipped Music Room provides the perfect environment for children to learn and appreciate music. Picnics and Educational Trips are organised by the school from time to time.
The students are graded regularly on the basis of participation and performance in class activities. The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Scheme is used as a means of assessment and students are graded in both the Scholastic and Co-scholastic areas.
The students are educated in an informal way through the play way method. The act of teaching consists primarily of presenting sensory images, objects and information to the child in a pleasant and interesting manner and permitting the child to observe and inquire about the subject. Emphasis is on an anxiety free learning rather than reading and writing by rote.