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Curriculum for Middle School - Ages 11 to 14

At BIS Houston we recognize that Middle School is an exciting time when our students make critical life choices about who they are, how they work, what they aspire to be and how they intend to get there.

Our learning programme is designed to ensure our students feel supported, challenged, inspired and that they have ample opportunities to learn who they are and how they learn, while being exposed to a broad, balanced and rigorous academic programme that provides as many opportunities as possible for their next stage at school. We also believe that Middle School should be about inspiration, passion, curiosity, trial and error, personal discovery and creating opportunities. 

  • Middle school curriculum at the British International School of Houston
  • Middle school curriculum at the British International School of Houston
  • Middle school curriculum at the British International School of Houston

Key goals for our Middle School: 

  1. All students will be inspired to take responsibility for the direction of their own learning. 

  1. All students will receive the appropriate support required to meet the developmental needs of a Middle Schooler. 

  1. All students will be exposed to a broad, balanced learning programme that provides authentic learning opportunities and real-world experiences which prepare them for the next phase of school and beyond. 

  1. All students will gain an understanding of how they learn best and what they can do to develop into effective and passionate lifelong learners. 

  1. All students will learn to work collaboratively with both their peers and the faculty as they co-construct their learning. 

To ensure our Middle School meets these  goals, the curriculum has been organized into nine distinct area: 

  • Language and Literature 

  • World Languages 

  • Humanities 

  • Science 

  • Math 

  • Design Thinking 

  • Performing Arts (Music, Drama and Dance) 

  • Core Physical Education 

  • Enrichment 

Our Middle School curriculum is drawn from a number of internationally recognized sources to ensure our students have the required level of knowledge and understanding they need to progress successfully to the next academic stage as well as the  opportunity to identify and develop their passions in the key disciplines we offer.   

We consistently review this curriculum to ensure that it remains vertically aligned to the demands of the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-related Programmes, and importantly that it builds on the skill sets developed in the Primary phase.