Kendale's broad curriculum is geared to develop children's critical thinking skills and encourage a deeper awareness of the unique environment in which they live. The school adopts the International Primary Curriculum in its teaching approach. Based on a mix of both American and British curricula, it focuses on discovery-based learning skills together with traditional academia.
As well as an extensive oral, reading and writing programme, maths, science and social studies subjects are taught through English, as well as weekly drama, P.E., music and art lessons. Oral French lessons begin in 2nd grade, while a comprehensive Italian programme prepares students for the 5th grade Italian state exams should that be the student’s choice.
Educational trips are organised in connection with themes studied in class and pupils have the opportunity to learn about the city's rich cultural and historical heritage.
Pupils in the senior classes also participate in annual alternate trips to Florence or Greece when studying the Renaissance and ancient civilisations.