Middle School

At The British International School of New York we appreciate that our Middle School students are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual development.  Our programme continues to successfully blend the creativity and inquiry based approach of the I.B. with the depth and rigor of the English National Curriculum, complimented by the inclusion of Latin, a vibrant sports program, school plays, debate, choir, and student government, with the overall aim of developing skills through experiential learning and doing.

This cohesive curriculum is hands-on and is explored through the lens of the global contexts and driven by the approaches to learning "ATL" (Approaches to Learning) skills. Students enthusiastically engage with how these disciplines manifest themselves in the real world, allowing pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning whilst developing critical and reflective thinking skills in the process.

Preparing students for the future

We take great pride in the relationships that we foster with our Middle School students, and take great care to introduce approaches to learning to help tackle complex and sensitive issues that the students may be facing at this time. As well as promoting action and service to the local and global community, regular mentor sessions fosters positive communication and problem-solving skills to equip our young adults to transition smoothly on to their onward schools. Our exciting annual excursion week promotes international mindedness as well as developing life-long learners outside of the classroom.

The academic rigor and breadth of our Middle School curriculum allow our students to navigate towards the next stage of their education, confident, happy and eager to learn.

Subject specialists in Middle School

Depth of study becomes even more important as students move into Middle School as they start to hone their own personal areas of interest. For more information on the approach by subject please explore the links below:

Beyond the classroom

Middle School students are offered a variety of opportunities to enrich their studies and develop their interests and skills outside of the classroom. 

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The Middle School program offers a rich variety of music and art as well as solid academics taught in an engaging and “hands on” style allowing all children to reach their potential.


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My learning experience at BIS-NY in the last three years has been awesome and rewarding. I have enjoyed my Middle School years here and I will definitely take everything I have learned with me to high school. I would like to thank everyone for making my BIS-NY experience one that I will never forget.