Academic Program for Grades 6 to 9
We offer students a program designed to provide an academically challenging, yet nurturing learning experience that builds on the skills mastered in the earlier grades.
Students enter grade 6 as children and graduate from grade 9 as responsible young adults, with the relationships and resources needed to prepare for high school and thrive as they begin the transition to adulthood.
Critical Thinking Integrated With Technology
In a 1:1 Technology environment, our Middle School programs emphasize the development of critical thinking skills, higher order thinking and problem solving by integrating curriculum content with the best technology available.
We provide a well-rounded education in our students through rigorous reading and writing, both in English and Spanish. These skills provide continuity across our curriculum and engage students in courses on language arts, math, science, social studies, encouraging independent thought and application of learning.
Character Development and Personal Growth
Additionally, our students take physical education, civics courses and choose one of three different music specialties - choir, band, or percussion- based on their individual ability.
We also emphasize character development and promote personal growth through a vigorous values program, advisory program, digital nation program, and social responsibility campaigns. Teachers act as guides and coaches for students as they develop their Personal Learning Plans.
Global and Compassionate Leaders
Students gain a global perspective thanks to the Touchpoints program. They collaborate remotely year-round with peers around the world and tackle current issues via Wikis and videoconference sessions. They address the problem from different perspectives, through research, discussion and debates.
Additionally, grade 9 students participate in the Interims program. For a week they get a hands-on experience on a variety of topics that may require them to travel to places such as China, Japan, Italy, Orlando, Thailand, and Costa Rica.
Students from grades 7 to 9 grade strengthen their leadership skills thanks to our Model United Nations course, where they gain discussion and debate abilities, learn the model united nations simulation protocol and understand international affairs. They also learn about democratic and citizenship processes by voting, campaigning and electing their Student Government officers.
Middle School Leadership Team
Middle School Principal - San Agustín Campus
She has been part of the San Roberto family since 2005, where she has also been a middle school math teacher. She is also member of different committees such as, School Improvement Team and Math Curriculum among others. She holds a BBA degree in International Marketing from Universidad de Monterrey and a Master in International Education from Framingham State University in Massachusetts.
Middle School Vice Principal - San Agustín Campus
Joanna is the Middle School Vice Principal at San Agustín Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership, both from California University of Pennsylvania. She taught at San Roberto Valle Alto Campus from 2009 - 2012 as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher. Since then, she has been teaching and leading at schools in Mexico City, Washington, D.C. and Monterrey, having more than 10 years of experience at the Middle School level. Recently, she worked as a Middle School coordinator in a local school in Monterrey.
Upper School Principal - Valle Alto Campus
Karina Salas is the Upper School Principal at Valle Alto Campus. Karina has a bachelor degree in Applied Linguistics and a Master in International Education from Framingham University in Massachussetts. She has 18 years of experience in education, 15 of which she has successfully worked at San Roberto as an elementary homeroom teacher and middle school teacher of math, science, and social studies, and Elementary Vice Principal.
Upper School Vice-Principal - Valle Alto Campus
Jessica Elizondo holds a BA in Education with a major in the English language. She also holds a Masters in International Education from the Framingham State University and has participated in trainings and in the implementation of new projects locally and overseas. She has been part of the San Roberto community for 9 years, as Elementary homeroom teacher and as a Technology Coach in Middle School.