Middle School (age 10-14)
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Welcome from Interim Middle School Principal, Anne Barker
The adolescents of Middle School are embarking on a lifelong task of establishing personal identity and acquiring social skills. Academically, they are developing higher level thinking and reasoning skills, while, socially, peer group approval gains importance as they begin to develop their own values and make their own decisions.
We offer our students a well-balanced programme that promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, as well as exposure to the arts and a stimulating academic environment. Although our programme is challenging, we provide support to those who require it, ensuring that everybody has the potential to be successful.
In addition to academic achievement, we strive to provide experiences that contribute to the physical, social, and emotional development of all our students. We offer a broad range of after-school clubs, a drama production, extended field trips, as well as regular evening social functions. Once in 6th Grade, students are eligible to try out for one of our sports teams which regularly compete against other international schools at cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, swimming, track & field, soccer, tennis, baseball, and softball.
Our close proximity to central London has helped create an extensive field trip programme, which is complemented by numerous visits from performers and artists to the campus. Students also have frequent opportunities to learn from primary sources on extended overnight trips to historic or scientific sites around the UK.
Our curriculum provides:
- strong core academics in math, social studies, language arts, science, and world
languages (Spanish and French)
- math and world language courses which may be eligible for High School graduation credits
- breadth, diversity and exposure to art, music, drama, IT, health and physical education
- challenging coursework which is collaborative, meaningful and active
- pastoral programmes focusing on socialisation and peer pressure, issues of identity, and making good decisions
- standardised testing of reading, writing and math which gives diagnostic information on student progress, and an ongoing evaluation of the school's academic programme.
Interactive Learning Centre (ILC)
Students and teachers can now better interact with the world of learning around them through our state-of-the-art 134 seat, ILC complete with audio and video conferencing, delegate voting, microphones, cameras, DVD, VCR and online streaming media, WiFi access and full lecture facilities.