CMS offers a New York Standard-based curriculum based on clearly defined expectations for student learning and is aligned with school vision and purpose. It empowers educators to select texts, identify objectives and use a rich array of instructional strategies and activities to meet students’ learning needs. Core curriculum is designed to provide assistance, while allowing for creativity, application of higher-order thinking skills and investigation of new approaches to apply their learning.
Early childhood Level curriculum is broad in scope and provides for meeting individual intellectual, emotional, and social needs of the students. It also provides different levels of ability, development and learning styles. It includes activities designed to develop the children’s positive attitudes for learning.
Early childhood level curriculum integrates opportunities to develop small and large muscle skills and provides opportunities for students to actively explore and interact with the environment, other students, and adults in a positive manner.
Elementary Level Curriculum places an emphasis upon the development of cognitive, and affective skills, develops the knowledge and competencies necessary for student success at the next level of education. It includes learning experiences in language arts (including reading, writing and speech communications at the appropriate levels) mathematics, science, social studies, French and German, physical education, art, music, computer, Islamic studies, Qur’an and national subjects (Arabic, religion, social studies).
Middle School Curriculum serves both general and specific needs of students through a variety and exploratory experiences and courses that the student is prepared to be successful at the next educational level. The curriculum includes learning experiences in language arts (including reading, writing and speech communications at the appropriate levels) mathematics, science, social studies, French and German, physical education, art, music, computer, Islamic studies, Qur’an and national subjects (Arabic, religion, social studies).
High School Curriculum includes a core set of offerings to enhance academic skills, career preparation, the application of knowledge, higher education and the use of technology and ensure successful transition to world of work.
Core and non-core subjects include Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages (French and German), and computer studies from K-12. There are also specialized classes for Art, Fine Applied Art, P.E, Music and Islamic Studies. CMS also offers the University Advanced Placement Program. Courses are scheduled on a year to year basis depending on needs and availability. Elective courses in Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Math, Environmental Science, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Management and Statistics are offered to 11 and 12 graders to help them explore their interests and career options. SAT I, SAT II and Ministry of Education national subjects (Arabic, Religion, Social Studies and Civics) are part of CMS instructional goals, plan and curriculum. Students of special needs have access to guidance and special needs programs (ELL, FSL, ASL) curriculum. Technology is embedded within the curriculum to support student learning.
The curriculum also offers opportunities for interconnectedness between areas of learning, critical analysis, evaluation, self-expression and social interaction to address real-life problems.