We're in the midst of our third and final term of the school year, which means your child is one step closer to joining the Middle School at BISC South Loop. This page contains important information about the move.
Join new and current parents of incoming Year 7 students at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 to learn about the Middle School transition, explore the curriculum and ask questions with members of the Secondary School faculty. To RSVP, complete the form below by Friday, May 27. Adults only, please.
You can review the curriculum ahead of time by downloading the 2016-17 Curriculum Guide at the bottom of this page.
In Year 7, students elect one foreign language from a choice of French, Spanish, German and Mandarin. Students pursue their target language for all of Middle School and study four lessons per week, enabling them to develop in-depth communicative skills with conversational classes and deeper subject, grammatical and cultural knowledge.
Please review the following language options and then select one by completing the form below no later than Friday, June 3.
French & Spanish
The French and Spanish programs are shaped to build on previous learning in these languages. Students who choose French or Spanish should ideally be able to speak and write in paragraphs and have knowledge of a range of basic vocabulary and some key verb tenses.
German & Mandarin
The German and Mandarin programs are pitched at beginner learners who are experiencing the language for the first time. If your son or daughter has had little or no prior experience of learning French or Spanish, we recommend they choose German or Mandarin as their language choice.
We also offer a dual linguist program with French and Spanish for two lessons of each per week. This is a fast-paced and challenging course for experienced linguists, and must be approved by your child’s language teachers. If you think your son or daughter may be eligible for this pathway, please select the Dual Linguist program below and also contact Mrs. Lauren Moore, Head of World Languages, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who are already fluent in a foreign language will be expected to follow a language in which they are not fluent.