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MIDDLE SCHOOL AT ISI

The ISI Middle School represents the transitional years between elementary and high school. Grades 6 to 8 see students taking on new academic challenges and growing as responsible, independent thinkers.

The Upper School at ISI spans grades 6-12, with the Middle School containing grades 6-8. As Indiana’s only IB continuum World School, the Upper School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme for grades 6-10 followed by the prestigious IB Diploma Programme for grades 11-12.

ISI has chosen to be an IB continuum World School to provide a holistic education experience for our students that complements our approach to language learning and developing internationally minded students who are more than adequately prepared for tertiary education and making a positive contribution to society.

As the International Baccalaureate states, “Students at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools are given a unique education. They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

 

School Day

The high school starts its day at 8:00 a.m. and classes end at 3:30 p.m. The student-faculty ratio for high school is around 9:1. Classes are small, typically having between 12 and 16 students. In addition to academic classes the timetable contains an X Block period on three days of the week where students can participate in a range of clubs and activities within the school day.

Service as Action

Throughout the MYP in grades 6-8, students are required to take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond and / or demonstrate a commitment to service - making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. This may occur through action projects that arise from subject courses or involvement in the ISI’s service-learning opportunities.
 

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To celebrate a successful end to the second unit, families were invited to join their students in a variety of activities, including song recitals, presentations, and other hand-on activities to support and celebrate their student’s learning. To learn more about the PYP in the classroom, view Pre-Elementary and Lower School at ISI. 

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The International Baccalaureate, or IB, is a worldwide education program designed to provide students with an education fit for a globalizing world. The IB stresses the importance not only of academic achievement but also personal development in the classroom. With immersion and dual language programs in French, Mandarin, Spanish, and English, the IB develops worldly thinkers. Here are the top five reasons ISI recommends pursuing an IB diploma.

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On November 1, ISI grade 1 students traveled to Jennifer’s Forest and Joyful Learning Nature Center to spend a day outdoors, exploring nature and completing activities for their second Unit of Inquiry: “Sharing the Planet”. The central idea of the "Sharing the Planet" unit focuses on using natural resources in a useful way and teaches students what natural resources are and how we can use them responsibly.

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With a large portion of the team graduating during the pandemic and half of the team having never played before, the High School Volleyball team had a season of rebuilding. The athletes worked together, acquiring many match wins and experiencing small victories as a group

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The Timmy Club supports Timmy Global Health, a non-profit organization that provides health and education outreach services to economically developing countries. This past week, club members led the Upper School in the fall Timmy Spirit Week which included themed dress-up days and student vs. staff volleyball and soccer games, raising $1,905!

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After sitting on the sidelines because of the canceled 2020 season, the High School Cross Country team returned for the 2021 season with a new Head Coach, and motivated athletes, ready to come back stronger