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.

Michelle Juhasz Middle School Principal

Learning stories

Learning program

Middle School (MS) classes at ISP, rooted in inquiry, build on learners’ innate curiosity. Students develop key knowledge, skills and understandings in language arts, social studies, mathematics and the social and physical world surrounding them. Students also develop their competencies in the areas of music, drama, physical and health education, visual arts, modern languages (French, German, Spanish) and design.

The IB approaches to learning skills (ATL) are grounded in the belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to a student’s life in and out of a school context.

In broad terms, IB programmes support learners in developing:

  • Thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Social skills

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.

“In all, ISP has really not only helped me grow as a student, but also as a person. I am incredibly happy that I get to learn here. I have learned so much and made so many friends. It’s one of my favorite places in the world.”

Photo of — Asker, Student
— Asker, Student

“ISP opens up several opportunities for us to engage with local or international communities and inspires everyone to bring the best out of themselves. Among several programs that the school provides, I participated in ‘Inspire Citizens’ an organization that empowers youth leaders from all over the world.”

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— Caetana, Student

“The challenge with Middle School students is to help them see that we are not just doing school to them. They know intuitively that their education is important, so our goal is to help them recognize that what they learn here at ISP connects to everything in the world they find valuable and relevant.”

Photo of — Paul Fisher, MS Teacher
— Paul Fisher, MS Teacher

“In my room and classes, I strive to design a universe where learners can explore, experiment, play, take safe risks and learn from me and each other. A space where they can grow self-aware of their abilities and where they can independently pursue and advance the many languages of visual expression.”

Photo of — Petr Dimitrov, MS Teacher
— Petr Dimitrov, MS Teacher