British International School is a unique private school in New York City, overlooking the East River in Manhattan, that combines the awesome structure of the International Baccalaureate program with the traditional English National curriculum. The school offers an early childhood program, a primary years program, and a middle years program.
The Middle Years program is designed for students ages 11 to 14 and represents traditional grades 6 through 8.
British International Middle School Curriculum
Students in the British International Middle Years Program prepare themselves academically, emotionally, and socially for their high school years. Students enter into an academically rigorous environment focused on developing the whole child.
The curriculum is centered around traditional educational classes that mature students and ready them for secondary school. These include:
- Language Arts
- Arts & Humanities
- Physical Education
Students also develop a personal project while in middle school and perform community service. The goal is to develop international-mindedness so that students have a global understanding of the world and their place in it.
Language Arts is divided into two distinct classes–Language A and Language B.
Language A is the traditional English class. Language B is a foreign language. Students can choose French or Spanish. All students learn Latin.
Students interact with teachers as well as peer-to-peer as they develop their intellectual abilities, academic study habits, social skills, and communication abilities. Parents can learn more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program from the IBO website and the British International Middle Years Program from the BIS website.