Middle School: Grades 6-8
The years between 10 and 13 are some of the most formative in terms of emotional growth and self-awareness. We celebrate these in-between years, and the tweens themselves, in our Middle School program.
At AISK we have adopted the American middle school system, to help our tween students transition smoothly into the higher grades. Middle school is a key time when students start to explore friendships, social interactions and begin growing a sense of who they are and where their passions and interests lie. As a result, there are massive differences between the social, emotional, and academic needs of a 5th grader and a 9th grader.
But these in-between years are particularly difficult to navigate, both for the student themself, and for the teachers supporting them. So in addition to alignment with the ADLP our Hiring Team selects the teachers in this division to be both academically rigorous and empathetic, without coddling their students.