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The Middle School at ISB

Grade 7 – Grade 9

The Middle School (MS) at ISB is a place intentionally designed to meet the unique developmental needs of the adolescent learner. We believe that a child’s emotional development is as important as their intellectual growth. Between the age of twelve and fifteen, choice and ownership become increasingly important for our young learners. Throughout their Middle School years, students extend their independent learning skills in a dynamic and personalised learning environment.



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To love working with adolescents, you need to be a particular kind of educator.

The MS has assembled the best possible group of teachers imaginable. They are not just teachers - they are also authors, engineers, medical doctors, scientists, and mathematicians. Our teachers bring a passion to their areas of expertise that ignite our students’ imagination, sparking a desire to extend their learning in the process. They are experts in meeting the needs of all adolescent learners, and have a clear passion for doing so.

Developing Independent Learners

The ISB Middle School offers a comprehensive range of course options that represent our commitments to providing high-quality personal learning opportunities and choice to our students. In addition to a strong programme of challenging academic courses in traditional subject areas, we also offer a broad range of specialised courses in areas such as the arts (band, choir, digital music, drama, orchestra), coding, creative writing, engineering design, film making, robotics, sustainability, and the visual arts. The state-of-the-art facilities have been designed to meet the needs of modern learners.

ISB students are sitting around the table and working on their projects

Bilingual Programme

The long-established and highly-regarded bilingual programme at the Middle School is one of its most popular features. Students who have at least two years in French are eligible to study both Science or Social Studies in French. This immersion approach to academics in French allows non-native speakers to reach fluency more quickly while allowing native speakers to study in their mother tongue.