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  • Charlotte's Premiere International School

    An international school is an advanced curriculum that promotes a genuine interest in the lives of others.

    Student from the British International School of Charlotte

  • Success for Every Child

    A personalized approach to teaching and a curriculum that delivers academic and social confidence

    BISC Science student at the British International School of Charlotte

  • Challenging and Fun

    Over 60 enrichment activities throughout the year and a diverse and supportive student community

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers never stop learning and have experience in shaping learning outcomes to every individual child

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  • Enrolling now and for 2022-2023 school year

    We offer experiences beyond the ordinary. Visit us today to learn more.

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  • Where Today Prepares for Tomorrow

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Lower Secondary

  • Lower Secondary

Lower Secondary School (Middle School Equivalent) Age Range

Between the ages of 11 and 14, your child will study within the Lower Secondary School, equivalent to Grades 6-9 in the American school system or Years 7-10 in the British system. 

Leader of Secondary 

Julie Tombs, Leader of Secondary School

The School Day Structure

08:45 Registration
09:15 Lesson 1
10:15 Recess
10:30 Lesson 2
11:30 Lesson 3
12:30 Lunch and outdoor time
1:30 Lesson 4
2:30 Lesson 5
3:30 Home time or enrichment

Curriculum Followed

In the Middle School, your child will follow a combined curricula, taking elements from the English National Curriculum and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC).

The English National Curriculum forms the basis for the content of our challenging program of study. It builds on prior learning and prepares your child to explore in greater depth the concepts, processes and skills of specific subjects. 

The IMYC offers a thematic approach to learning, which brings learning to life for your child. The program offers a lively, motivational and cross curricula approach, resulting in your child loving coming to school every day and helping them to develop greater confidence in their learning and its relevance to their world. 

Personalization for Secondary School Students

The Middle School years are a particularly important time in your child's life as they grow from child to adolescent. This is an important time for influencing the crucial decisions your child will make about their future and the role that they will play in the world. We work closely with every student and their families to provide the personal guidance and support needed to ensure a successful transition as they progress through Secondary School. 

Subjects and Skills Taught

The Middle School curriculum extends students knowledge, skills and understanding in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Foreign Languages including French and Spanish
  • World History and Geography
  • The Sciences
  • The Arts – Visual Art, Music, Drama
  • Design Technology and Computer Technology
  • Physical Education – Sport, Gym, Dance and Fitness 


Most schools will only offer your child the opportunity to learn one language as part of their compulsory education: typically Spanish. Here, your child will develop an excellent grasp of Spanish but also learn to speak excellent French, with the option to study Latin.