National Curriculum



Intellectual Schools follow an integrated and enlarged curriculum having the national curriculum as the core to answer demands for both international and national standards in English medium of teaching.

The schools are K-12, therefore constitutes preschool, primary and secondary (including preparatory or high school) education.

Preschool (Nursery, Lower KG & Upper KG) education aims at preparation for formal schooling with a focus on all rounded development of the child.

Primary education is structured within eight years duration and has two cycles. The first cycle (grade 1-4) focuses on providing basic primary education and the second cycle (grade 5-8) aims at general primary education.

In grades 1-6, all students study English and German (5-6) Languages, Mathematics, Amharic, Integrated Science,  Social Studies, PE & H, Information and Communication Technology, Arts, Music, and Civics (starts at grade 5).

In grades 7-8, all students are taught English and German Languages, Mathematics, Amharic, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies, PE & H, Information and Communication Technology, and Civics.

Secondary education is of four years duration consisting of two years (grade 9-10) of general secondary education that enables students to identify their interests for further education and specific training.

In grades 9-10, all students study English, Mathematics, Amharic, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, PE & H, Information and Communication Technology, and Civics.

The second cycle of secondary education (a.k.a preparatory or grade 11-12) enables students to choose subjects or areas of training which prepare them and adequately for higher education.

In grades 11-12, all students study English, Mathematics, Amharic, PE & H, Information and Communication Technology, Civics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography. Economics, Business and Technical Drawing ( the last eight subjects are taught according to the stream (Science or Social) chosen by the student.

In addition to the compulsory subjects which are taught at different grade levels, French, Arabic, Chess and Drama classes are available as electives. And all students are encouraged to participate in club activities to improve their social skills as well.

Students are prepared by arranging supplementary classes both for the national exams [ (for Ethiopian nationals only) Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLCE) after grade 8, Ethiopian General Secondary Education of Certificate Examination (EGSECE) after grade 10 and Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination (EHEECE) after grade 12 ] and International exams [ (for all nationals) such as SAT, IGCSE, IELTS and TOEFL ].

Besides, supplementary texts and course books are harmonized to ensure highest academic achievement for all national and international exams.

Hence, the curriculum followed by Intellectual Schools offers a wide range of choice for all students and covers all the subject areas which are necessary for a complete K-12 education.

For further information about the international examinations mentioned above you can use the following links;

1) University of Cambridge International Examinations, click

2) SAT Exams, click

3) TOEFL Exams, click

4) IELTS, click