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Grades 6, 7 & 8

Middle School students at AAS participate in a variety of classes including language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, world language and a vast number of electives.

Best Practices

Rooted in the school’s mission, our educational program is updated regularly to reflect best practices and research for our dynamic student population. In Middle School each student must engage in a full complement of classes. Students requiring further learning support or language acquisition may take part in designated support classes. 

Specific to Middle School, we support the ideals of the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE), the National Association of Independent Schools(NAIS) and the European League for Middle Level Education (ELMLE).

Supportive & Safe Environment

AMLE and NAIS believe successful Middle Schools are characterised by a culture of educators who value working with this age group and each student has an adult advocate. The Middle School at AAS is modeled after these beliefs and we look to provide an environment that is inviting, supporting and safe allowing for high expectations for every member of our learning community. Additionally, we respond to and provide for the unique developmental needs of Middle School students with a rigorous yet supportive program of studies.

Course Lists

Grade 6

All grade 6 students are enrolled in the following courses:

  • Full Year Courses - Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education, World Language or English Additional Language (EAL), Life Skills (A combination of ICT: Information and Communication Technology; PSHE: Personal Social Health Education; and Academic Coaching).
  • Trimester Courses - Visual Arts, Music and Theatre.

Grades 7 & 8

All grade 7 and 8 students are enrolled in the following courses:

  • Full Year Courses - Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education, World Language or English Additional Language (EAL)
  • Trimester Courses – Art, Music, Theatre and PSHE. Grade 7 and 8 students also choose (in conjunction with parental input) three trimester elective courses, such as Robotics; 3D Printing; Electronics, Leadership and Service; Band and Choir; Hands on Green Stuff (HOGS); Bulgarian Mother Tongue; Mindfully Fit; and Video Production