Welcome to the Middle School at AIS for the 2021-22 school year! Like you, we are excited as you prepare to return to classroom instruction after many months of on-line learning.
In the Middle School we provide a rigorous and balanced program for students during these important years. The Middle School supports students in Grades 5 through 8. Students in grade 5 are completing their final year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP). Students in grades 6 through 8 continue their IB program using the Middle Years Program (MYP). In grade 5 students take certain classes with different teachers to assist in their transition to Middle School. They also complete their exhibition, which is a culminating project of PYP. In grades 6, 7, and 8 students take a variety of MYP classes including Language and Literature, Math, Science, Individuals and Societies, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Physical and Health Education, Design, and various course in the Arts.
We also have an advisory program in the middle of the day for all middle school students. During this time students have opportunities to work with their teacher to develop organizational and interpersonal skills. Students will also have leadership and service opportunities to continue their full personal development while enriching the school climate and culture.
Our teachers come from all over the world and are experts in their subject areas. Our desire is to help the youth of AIS develop the skills needed to be successful in High School and become excellent global citizens.
In the Middle School we aim to care for your child by supporting their intellectual, emotional, and academic growth in a world-class learning environment. We encourage students to participate in the many athletic and academic extra-curricular offered after school. These activities, when they are reinstated, help students develop the skills needed to excel academically while living a healthy and balanced life.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child.
Mr. Paul Pallister
Middle School Principal