Middle School

Students thrive when they feel safe, supported, and are known by teachers and their peers.

Our highly qualified and experienced educators create a warm and engaging environment where students are guided to explore who they are as learners during this key developmental phase.

Matt Smith Middle School Principal

Learning program

ISP has an articulated PK-12 curriculum, rooted in inquiry, where learners are involved in posing and investigating questions. Our learning program develops students’ potential that enables them to be successful at ISP, as well as in their educational and professional pursuits in the future.

Support Areas

Given ISP has students arriving from around the world with varied educational and life experiences, we have four departments to support learners as needed.

After School Activities and Clubs


At ISP we believe that the middle school years can be the most exciting and productive of a child’s academic career.

We encourage the energy, enthusiasm and natural curiosity of emerging adolescents, while providing the guidance and structure they need to broaden their knowledge and comprehension – a process that empowers them to take responsibility for their own learning.


The curriculum followed at ISP combines elements inspired by several educational systems around the world. It combines a carefully structured approach to basic skills development with a dynamic and creative approach to learning.


In each of the subject areas (Language Arts/Social Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French, Spanish, Mandarin or German), Music, Art & Drama, Physical Education and Health Studies and Science) students develop key skills that are authentic and connected. Students have opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real world contexts where they can act like a scientist, think like a historian or problem-solve like a mathematician.