Middle School

A Time of Transformation

The Upper School Middle School provides a culturally rich and intellectually stimulating environment for this journey. Our students learn through exploration, discussion, and presentation, independent and group investigations, and through adventures in world travel that are truly transformative experiences.

ISI is the state’s only school offering all enrolled K-12 students access to certified full-continuum International Baccalaureate programming. Students also continue and/or expand their language learning.

The Upper School Curriculum

The IB Middle Years Program is used for students in Grades 6 through 8 and continues in High School through Grade 10. It has a strong international emphasis that supports a spirit of world citizenship. It helps our students develop the knowledge and skills they need to make a difference in a more connected global culture.

The Best of Two Worlds

Our middle school covers Grades 6 through 8 – the transitional years between elementary and high school. ISI middle school is a welcoming space. Students are encouraged to take on new academic challenges and grow as responsible, independent thinkers.

The middle school combines the transitional aspects of a private American middle school with a broader view influenced by international models. The curriculum is the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).

The MYP emphasizes problem-solving, reflection, investigation, and organized debate. It encourages students to stretch themselves intellectually by making connections between their studies and the world.

Middle School Classes

The student-faculty ratio in the middle school is 9:1. Classes are small, typically having between 12 and 16 students.