Introduction to Middle School Curriculum
Learning and teaching in the middle years emphasises intellectual challenge and encourages students to make connections between what they do in school and the world beyond the classroom. It empowers students with skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement. The Middle School curriculum focuses on helping student ‘learn how to learn’:
- Develop effective work habits,
- Develop self-confidence
- Develop conceptual understanding
- Build background knowledge.
As students transition from childhood through adolescence, Middle School offers a caring, safe and supportive environment in which students can thrive on change, prepare for high school, and establish good habits of mind for lifelong learning.
We align our curriculum to rigorous standards, preparing students to undertake the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and/or the Advanced Placement (AP) Diplomas and courses in High School. In addition to core subjects, students study Drama, Music, Art, Health, and PE.
Middle School prepares students for the rigours of High School. Each is encouraged to participate in co- and extra-curricular activities and to choose from a variety of electives and clubs. Community service and leadership are a focus, and play a vital role in offering a complete student experience.
Inspire Every Student
Our goal is to inspire every student to love learning and, in doing so, reach their ideal academic and social self.
Central to the success of our Middle School is the partnership we create with parents. As a learning community we understand that working closely together is the best way to support the needs and develop the potential of each and every student.
The bespoke curriculum at ACS Cobham is designed to help students excel, ensuring they are ready for the next stage in their academic careers. Our curriculum develops your child’s life skills as much as their academic abilities, with an emphasis on community service and leadership.
Lower School Curriculum
Our world-class curriculum is built on the principles of the Responsive Classroom – a way of teaching and learning that emphasises our core values.
High School Curriculum
While many graduates continue their studies at top universities in the United States, the UK and around the world, ACS Cobham is most proud of the fact that it enables students to attend a top choice university.