Pre-primary education is the initial stage of organized instruction that is designed primarily to introduce children to a school-type environment. It aims to provide a bridge between home and a school-based atmosphere. The pre-primary level is not compulsory and is available to Libyan children from the age of 3 to 4 up to the age of 6 years old.
- Ages : 3-6 years
- Duration : 2-3 years
- Primary Languages : Arabic
- Terms : 2 terms
- Admission Term : Beginning of the term
- School types : kindergarten, nursery
Pre-school education is aimed at the physical, moral, and intellectual development of children to facilitate their integration into formal education and society. Pre-school education in Libya is offered by various nursery schools, kindergarten schools, and daycare centers which are mostly privately owned.
Examples of International schools offering Pre-primary education in Libya
Elite International School
This is an international school located in Tripoli, Libya offering an English curriculum, with experienced, qualified, and motivated teachers. The school is committed to providing knowledge and skills to students, so they can be able to meet the challenges of the 21st century, be able to integrate into their communities, and prepares them for international educational opportunities. It offers a supportive learning environment with excellent facilities.
- Established: 2012
- Address: Al Noflyeen Area, Zawiyat al Dahmani St, Tripoli, 00218, Libya
- Language of instruction: English
- Curriculum- English (Oxford)
The English or Oxford Curriculum sets out the stages and core subjects that the child will be taught throughout their life. These include the English Language inside the school (Conversation), Religious Education, Computer Education (According to syllabus), and Sports Activities
Learning at the school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage program. This ensures that children learn and develop well, in a conducive environment, and are kept healthy and safe.
Prospective students- Documents Required for Registration are as follows:
- 3 recent Passport size photos
- Child’s vaccination record- an original and a photocopy
- Birth certificate- an original and a photocopy
- Family book- an original and a photocopy
- Parents passport- an original and a photocopy
The school offers are seven areas of learning and development namely Personal, social, and emotional development, Communication and language, Physical development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world, and Expressive arts and design. Three prime areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and these include
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development- Self-confidence and self-awareness
Making relationships- children play co-operatively with others.
Communication and Language Development
Listening and attention- children listen attentively in a range of situations.
Understanding- children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
Speaking- children express themselves effectively through speech.
Moving and handling- they learn good body control and coordination in large and small movements.
Health and self-care- children are taught the importance of good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about keeping healthy and safe, and managing their diet.
Curriculum- the curriculum offered here focuses on 4 specific areas namely
Literacy- Reading, and writing skills
Mathematics- Numbers, Shapes, space, and measures
Understanding the World- People and communities, The world, Technology.
Expressive Arts and Design- Exploring and using media and materials, and Being imaginative.
Kids Academy International School
This is an international school is school that offers a supportive and welcoming environment for students from various nationalities that enables them to grow in confidence and participate in a wide range of opportunities. The school strives to create a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment, where all children are encouraged to grow intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. It offers basic education from nursery to the 9th grade.
- Established: 2011
- Primary Languages: English
- Student population: (370 all grades)
- Pre-primary education here is devided into many classes namely
- pre-nursery 1 years
- foundation stage 2 years
- pre-kindrgarten 3 years
- kindrgarten 4 years
- kindrgarten 5 years
Curriculum- the curriculum offered here is the Ministry Curriculum as well as the British Macmillan curriculum. the school offers a Pre-Primary course that focuses on areas such as early literacy, handwriting, and numeracy where children learn how to read, write and count in English while also focusing on the importance of natural, communicative language. Learning here ensures that every student or child harnesses their full potential, while maintaining a high standard, and grow to be confident, self-assured students. It aims to produce Unique Children who will develop Positive Relationships in an Enabling Environment. On completion of the pre-primary program, children will have had a foundation in various areas of development including Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social, and Emotional Development. The school provides opportunities and encouragement for children to freely share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings and also to enjoy a variety of fun activities offered here.
Prospective Students- Required Documents include:
- 8 Personal Photos
- A copy of the family booklet
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- A copy of the vaccination card
- Health file
- National Number sealed.
International Knowledge School (IKS)
This is a private international school also known as Global Knowledge School (GKS), based in Tripoli. The school offers pre-primary and primary education for children aged 3 to 14 years. It emphasizes the holistic development of every child, spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically in a healthy, safe, caring, and supportive environment.
- Established: 2010
- Address: Ain Zara near Nasser University - Tripoli - Libya
- Ages: 3-5
- Duration of study: 2 years
- Primary Languages: English, Arabic
- Terms : 2 terms
Accreditation: ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities)
Curriculum- theschool offers the UK curriculum (Macmillan) from kindergarten to year 9. Learning is divided into 2 departments, the English and Arabic departments. Learning at pre-school focuses on the main areas of early childhood development such as Communication and Language Development, Physical Development, and Personal, Social, and Emotional Development.
Facilities- The School offers a fun and effective learning environment with a variety of state of the art facilities including a science lab, a computer lab, a library, a modern theatre, a kitchen with a dining hall and canteen, a football pitch, a basketball or volleyball court, and an indoor air-conditioned swimming pool, to mention but a few.
Tuition and fees-Tuition and Fees for the Year are as follows
Registration fees (once-off- nonrefundable) 250 LYD.
Transportation fees 1000 LYD per student
Tuition per annum
Class English department Arabic department
Kindergarten 1 (3 -4 years old) 4500 LYD 2900LYD
Kindergarten 2 (4- 5 years old) 4500 LYD 2900 LYD
Note that these fees include tuition, and books
Sports and extracurricular activities- students can enjoy a variety of sporting and extracurricular activities including Football, Cooking, Storytelling, volleyball, basketball, Innovations, Football, Chess, Table tennis, painting, Swimming, and Art, to mention but a few.