Welcome to the Middle School at AIS! In the Middle School we strive to provide a rigorous and balanced program for students during the important years, as student leave elementary school and enter high school. The Middle School consists of Grades 5 through 8 and uses the PYP and MYP frameworks from the International Baccalaureate Programme. In grade 5, students are still assigned to a PYP homeroom teacher however, students have the opportunity to take different classes with different teachers. This provides a smooth transition to the Middle School structure in Grade 6. 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 Visual and Performing Arts.
Our teachers come from all over the world and are experts in their subject areas as well as in helping young adults develop the skills needed to be successful in High School and beyond. This year we will be implementing a new advisory mentoring system that we are calling PRIDE. Each teacher is assigned 10 students and will support and monitor their progress over the school year. The purpose of the program is to provide support and mentorship for all students, leading to a positive school climate.
In the Middle School we aim to care for your child by supporting their intellectual, emotional, and academic growth in the world-class learning environment. We encourage students to participate in the many athletic and academic extra-curricular offered after school. These activities help students develop the skills needed to excel academically and live a health and balanced life.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child.
Dr. Jean-Marie Kahn
Middle School Principal