Middle School

The Middle School years are a time of significant physical, emotional, and social changes for young adolescents. The Middle School program includes Grades 6, 7, and 8, and is designed to help students be successful through this period of adjustment and transition. Our veteran faculty is organized in teams and class sizes are small enough so that students are able to receive individualized attention.

Middle School is a time for students to explore their interests and develop their talents. It is a time when they are discovering who they are and who they want to be. Our academic program allows for students to make choices about what electives they want to study. Our co-curricular program is inclusive and designed to stretch student interests and support risk-taking.

Parents are frequently contacted with updates on their child's progress. Report cards are issued each trimester, with parents and students able to monitor progress through the online grade book. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for October, with student-led conferences taking place in early June. Parents are encouraged to keep in close touch with teachers via email, telephone calls, or personal contact. Teachers meet frequently to discuss the needs of individual students, as well as to plan course content so that the curriculum is accessible for each student and the transitions are as smooth as possible.

We are partners with our parents and welcome enquiries about any and all aspects of Middle School life here at AIS.


David Straffon
Middle School Principal