Middle School

The Middle School provides a nurturing environment for around 211 students; encouraging strong relationships, social responsibility and academic excellence.The three specific values of the MS are respect, responsible and safe, not only at school, but as they face life's challenges.

The first three years of the five-year IB Middle Years Program are taught in the Middle School and the last two years are completed in grades 9 and 10 in the High School. Across the MYP curriculum there is a strong emphasis on approaches to learning (ATL) skills, which cover the development of effective study skills and of critical and creative thinking. ATL skills in the MYP include social skills, research skills, communication skills, thinking skills and self-management skills. Students take Danish, English, Language Acquisition (Spanish, French or German), Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Design, Physical Education, and the Arts (music, drama and visual arts). Provisions are made for students whose first language is not English, or who need extra support to access our curriculum due to learning difficulties/differences.

Every student in the Middle School is assigned to an advisor and advisory group that meets daily. Advisory focuses on helping adolescents find a home where topics related to interpersonal relationships, study skills, compassion and understanding of something "different" than their own beliefs, service to others, kindness in our words and actions, stewardship for our school, personal talents and the world are discussed. There is a specific modular advisory curriculum that focuses on these interpersonal skills and attitudes.

Beyond the classroom are many sport, art, recreational and service opportunities that help students discover their strengths and passions, and connect in-school learning to the real world. Year-round sporting activities include volleyball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and track-and-field international tournaments.

A collaborative partnership with parents is vital to the success of our Middle School. We enjoy a strong sense of community and pride in our school and the students who are at the center. We have parent roundtable sessions on a variety of topics (academic and developmental), book clubs and information sessions related to the MYP. Students and parents meet twice a year with faculty to discuss the student’s strengths, progress and goals. In addition, we welcome communication and dialogue with parents at any time.

We invite you to be part of the learning and growth experiences in the MS.

Karen Rohrs
Middle School Principal

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