The Middle School (Grades VI – VIII)
In Grades VI-VII, students build on the foundations laid in the primary school. While holistic growth is always the focus, during these years the pace of academics demands is slowly accelerated, and children groomed to take up challenges while becoming aware of the need to set goals and have long-term objectives.
New challenges are met as communication, reasoning, problem solving and value judgment become far more complex. Our aim is to provide a broad-based curriculum which facilitates in-depth study of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, 2nd Language, Arabic, UAE Social Studies, Computer Studies with Art, Music, Physical Education and Life Skills complementing the holistic development of each mind. Islamic Education is mandatory for all Muslims with Value Education offered to others.
Expression and communication opportunities both during regular class hours as well as through sporting and non-sporting activities are provided. Our educational philosophy encourages children to get a wide range of first-hand experiences. Group discussions, projects, field-trips, presentations, activities and Community service intertwined into the subject of study encourage independent thinking as well as leadership qualities.
Assessment in the Middle School is Continuous and Comprehensive evaluation, using a variety of assessment tools. Continuous evaluation of a child’s performance in class and in the assessments are monitored and reviewed throughout the academic year to facilitate their continued progress. Timely sharing and discussion of each child’s progress with parents builds a strong school parent partnership that ensures that each child is comfortable on the path of progress.