Our Middle School Students

The middle school years are an exciting time for students as they transition from childhood to adolescence.  Early adolescents are experience dramatic changes in their cognitive abilities as they move from concrete to abstract thinkers. Their world is beginning to expand as they seek more independence and place more emphasis on their friends and mature physically.

At AISC, our middle school program is designed to nurture in a caring and supportive environment the intellectual, social, emotional and physical changes that are taking place in the lives of our learners.

Our Curriculum

AISC offers middle school students a rigorous core curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Social Studies Standards, and Virginia State Standards (VSOL) in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language or Greek for native speakers.  We deliver the standards using a concept-based curriculum which heightens our students’ awareness of the interconnectedness between people and ideas.  An extensive exploratory program allows students to explore their interests and talents in the areas of art, drama, music, physical education and health and technology. A culture of innovation and creativity promotes problem solving and critical thinking that serves our students well in a global environment.

Our Advisory Program

AISC has created a unique advisory program for middle school students. Each middle school student has an adult advocate who serves as an advisor in helping them to monitor their academic progress, set personal learner goals, assist in organizational and study skills and explore university and career possibilities. In advisory close knit relationships are fostered between and among students and their advisor.  This supportive environment promotes personal and academic growth during this transition.

Supply Lists

All items on our supply lists have been locally sourced, with the exception of PE/Swimming Supplies. Unless otherwise indicated, stationary items are available for purchase at Philippides Paper Works, 50 Kennedy Avenue, 1076 Nicosia Cyprus, +35722879222. Online ordering will available after July 1 on the Philippides Website, where you will find an AISC tab. You may pre-order and request delivery to AISC for pick-up on Orientation/Open House Day. Alternatively, you may pick up at the shop, or, for a nominal charge, home delivery is available.

Educational Technology – Laptops & Tablets

Students in grades 1 through 6 are provided with a personalized school-owned iPad in order to enhance understanding, increase learning, and be better prepared for the 21st Century. The iPad is purchased by the school and is used as an educational tool during classes. iPads will remain at school at all times. For more information, please consult the AISC iPad Program Handbook.

Students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 are advised to bring a laptop in order to enhance understanding, increase learning, and be better prepared students for the 21st Century. The laptop will be purchased by the family and will be used as an educational tool during classes and study halls. For more information, please consult the BYOL Program Handbook.

Assessment Handbook for Students & Parents

Academic Honesty Policy (Grade:6-12)

Academic Honesty Policy (Grade:6-12)

Course Description 2023-2024

The AISC Language Policy

The AISC Language Policy