Alongside the core curriculum, IPS offers a number of specialist subjects. These include computer studies, art, music, physical education, and world languages (Arabic or French). Computer Studies is taught to all students from Kindergarten through High School, in a sequential and organized curriculum that includes both hardware and software strands, as well as keyboarding skill development and internet components. Art in the Elementary School includes practice in the elements of art and artistic design, intertwined with art history. Units focus on particular artists and periods, and emphasize art appreciation. In the Middle and High School, art classes are structured around styles and movements of art, and students develop skills as artists in their own right. Physical Education is offered to all students through high school, and includes both individual skill development and team sport activities. Arabic starts at Elementary School level, with students taking one period of Arabic daily. Students are divided according to whether they need Arabic as a first or second language. In Middle School and High School, students also have the option to choose French. Spanish is offered in High School if there is sufficient student interest. Other high school specialist subjects include Yearbook, Writing/ Journalism, Storytelling/ Writing, and Sports Journalism.