Middle School

Our Middle School program is designed to inspire students to achieve their academic goals and to
develop their abilities as self-directed learners.

It acknowledges the power of their ideas, develops their ability to collaborate and to think independently, and challenges them to find solutions to
problems in order to build a better future for themselves and their communities.
We don’t believe that worksheets foster a curious mind, or that textbooks alone can inspire creativity and enthusiasm. Through the integration of
project and problem based learning, we will connect what we want to see in the world with what we do in school every day.
In addition to the wide range of academic courses, Middle School offers an extensive range of athletic and co-curricular options. Through
participation in sports, clubs and activities, students have many opportunities to grow and learn beyond the classroom.

Academic Programs

The Middle School program at our school follows the AERO Common Core Plus Curricular Standards for Language Arts, Math, Science, Social
Studies, World Languages, Music and Art, the SHAPE standards for Physical Education, and the ISTE standards for technology.
Middle School students participate in year-long courses in language arts, math, social studies, science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, and physical
education. In addition, students are encouraged to try out a variety of electives to determine where their passions lie. Many electives are offered as
semester-long courses so that students can pursue a broader range of subjects. Electives include options in the arts, computer programming,
robotics, and world languages.
The curriculum is designed in interdisciplinary, project-based units that challenge students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.