Your hands made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
Discovery School's desire to develop the whole person for the glory of God drives our curriculum and unifies our faculty. We are committed to an integration of faith – full of learning based on the conviction that God created us in his image to be lovers and learners of Him, of our neighbors and of all creation. We accomplish this mission first through a strong and integrated academic program. From Nursery to G10, students are taught that all subjects or disciplines originate from His creation and lead to fuller service of Him and his world.
Our goal is to be a truly Burundian school that incorporates the best of international curriculum and practice. As a result, our program includes everything taught in the Burundian government curriculum and then goes beyond it. We teach a math program developed in Singapore and use American curriculum for science, world history, and English language arts.
In our preschool, the study of numbers and letters is integrated into thematic units about God’s world. Students study butterflies, Lake Tanganyika, day and night, and many other topics. The first week of the unit is taught in English and Kirundi, the second week of the same topic in French and Kirundi.
In the primary grades, English is the main language of instruction for all subjects from 7:30am-12:15pm with the exception of reading in P1 and P2 (research shows students read better in all languages if they learn to read in their mother tongue first) and a short Kirundi course in the other primary grades. Students return after lunch several times each week to study French, and Swahili is included during a small portion of these afternoon hours.