Grades 6, 7 & 8
The “middle years” are a journey of significant emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth.
This journey is truly exciting – it’s complex, fun, frustrating, enriching and wondrous, and follows many different paths. At the Anglo-American School, we see this journey as a time to further develop academic and personal skills as well as a time of discovery.
Engagement & Exploration
We aim to turn every bumpy path into a learning opportunity and to celebrate success whenever we can. With this in mind, we hope our students engage and explore while learning new skills, honing strengths, and striving to be confident, happy and caring citizens.
We offer an environment that is inviting, supportive and safe, whilst having high expectations for every member of our learning community. We provide for the unique developmental needs of middle school students with a rigorous yet supportive program of studies.
We believe successful Middle Schools are characterized by a culture of educators who value working with this age group. It is our strong belief that each Middle School Student should not just be known, but known well by at least one adult in Middle School.
While small classes ensure that all students have close contact with each of their teachers, it is during the ‘Advisory Time’ that teachers and students are able to interact on a more personal level. Several times a week the students spend time in small groups with their advisors. The teacher advisors serve as the student’s advocate and guide them through Middle School, following a student’s academic and social progress and helping the student to communicate with parents, teachers, and peers alike.
Best Practices & Supportive
Rooted in the school’s mission, our educational program is updated regularly to reflect best practices and research for our dynamic student population. In Middle School each student must engage in a full complement of classes. Students requiring further learning support or language acquisition may take part in designated support classes.
Specific to Middle School, we support the ideals of the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the European League for Middle Level Education (ELMLE).
AMLE and NAIS believe successful Middle Schools are characterised by a culture of educators who value working with this age group and each student has an adult advocate.
The Middle School at AAS is modeled after these beliefs and we look to provide an environment that is inviting, supporting and safe allowing for high expectations for every member of our learning community. Additionally, we respond to and provide for the unique developmental needs of Middle School students with a rigorous yet supportive program of studies.