For Middle School, we have identified curriculum goals considered essential to the learning process and development of 10- to 14-year-old. These goals are the source from which specific subject-based skills flow.
In their middle school courses, students in Grades 5-8 engage in the process of meeting the essential curricular goals. Middle school students strive to be independent learners and acquire a range of thinking skills, comprehension, interpretation, extrapolation and synthesis. They learn to read for comprehension and appreciate a variety of reading materials. Middle school students apply mathematical skills and concepts to relevant academic and real-life situations and apply scientific principles, skills and attitudes to problem-solving. They acquire and use reading, writing and speaking skills in another language. Middle School students are encouraged to recognize the need for a healthy body and mind, and to express their creative potential through the arts.
The Middle School believes it is essential for students to make connections and see relationships among various subject areas as well as in the outside world. They are encouraged to acquire the required life skills to organize projects and themselves. They learn to locate and research information using a variety of means and to use technology as a tool to enhance the acquisition, analysis, communication and presentation of information.
The Middle School offers field study experiences appropriate to the school’s curriculum and to the students’ developmental needs. These trips make the best use of the school’s unique location and provide outstanding learning experiences that are an integral part of the school’s curriculum.
Blended Learning Model
This methodology combines the experiences of group work in the classroom with individual learning in Media Labs, so that collaborative and autonomous work is facilitated.