Over the last year, the Elementary program at GAA has continued its mission to be relevant and challenging for each child that is a part of our learning community. At the heart of our program is the IB Learner Profile that guides all staff and students in our goal to be internationally-minded, lifelong learners. We also use the GEMS Core Values as guidance for program initiatives as we inspire, we challenge, we lead and we care. With these values in mind, the GAA Elementary school has grown and developed in a number of ways to ensure our teaching and learning is significant and engaging as students inquire into the world around them and construct their own understandings. Apart from some of the cornerstones of our program explained below, you can read about other elements of our Elementary School in the Elementary Handbook.