Middle School (6-8)
Growing independence and self-direction
Middle School is a time of rapid intellectual and personal change, where students are discovering who they are and how they will contribute to society. We are very aware that the transition for grade 6 students, from a self-contained learning environment into a multi-classroom and multi-teacher day, although exciting, can often be daunting. Students will have participated in a transition day at the end of grade 5 where they meet their future subject teachers, and learn about the academic program and schedule. They will also have had the opportunity to talk informally with Middle School students whilst shadowing a current Middle School student for a day. New students also meet with staff and visit the classrooms during the orientation day procedures
The school has adopted the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) as a natural extension to the elementary school's International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
We provide a strong academic base and studies beyond academics to ensure that the students leave AISR as well rounded individuals with great knowledge, spirit, teamwork, and ability to communicate with integrity. At AISR, we feel Middle School is also a time to live, laugh and learn together as a community. Small class sizes and teacher to student ratio ensure that all students receive individualized attention to academic needs and to form trusting relationships with peers.
Intercultural Awareness and Communication is emphasized during these years. In our community it is essential that the curriculum reflects and is responsive to the different perspectives of all our students. The Middle School curriculum also guides the the students in forming their own truly international outlook. This implies an emphasis on communication skills, both in the languages and in other subjects.
We strive to enhance students' motivation, skills, and creative thinking to prepare them for High School and beyond.
We invite you to learn more about the Middle School at AISR by reviewing the Secondary School Handbook.