Middle School Grades 7 and 8

Discover your potential! The Appleby College Middle School gives you a head start for success. Find yourself in the middle of a world of educational opportunity, and be introduced to our e.school and co-curricular programs, while you build a strong foundation of social, leadership and team-building skills.

The Home Form

Home Forms are an essential component of the Middle School program. Small class sizes are key, with courses taught by subject specialists. Students take about half of their courses each day with their Home Form class, building a sense of spirit and camaraderie among classmates. Other subjects allow them to mix with peers from other Home Forms, building a wide circle of friends. Students meet with their Form Advisors and Senior One Homeform Leaders at the end of each day, allowing them the opportunity to help manage homework assignments, discuss problems and celebrate successes as well as organize social and service opportunities. Form Advisors assist students with their transition to Appleby life and communicate on a regular basis with parents, providing a valuable bridge between school and home life.

Academics

The academic program in Middle School allows students a great opportunity to experience a breadth of courses and various learning styles and strategies. Middle School students are offered the opportunity to take accelerated programs in Mathematics and French. Science students work in specialized labs, performing experiments and learning the basics of the scientific method. Middle School students are also exposed to four international languages (German, Mandarin and Spanish) in addition to the required French program. Students are exposed to the arts – both music and visual arts – and enjoy a Comprehensive Arts course, which introduces them to drama, dance and leadership/public speaking beyond the core courses. Music students can choose between band, strings and vocal music. Organized Homework Blocks and Evaluation Weeks help to keep the workload manageable.

 

Middle School Required Courses

 

 

Middle One – Grade 7

 

 

Middle Two – Grade 8

Art

Art

Comprehensive Arts

Comprehensive Arts

English

English

French (Accelerated Option Available)

French (Accelerated Option Available)

Guidance

Guidance

Mathematics (Accelerated Option Available)

Mathematics (Accelerated Option Available)

Music (Instruments, Strings or Vocals)

Music (Instruments, Strings or Vocals)

Physical Education

Physical Education

Science

Science

Social Studies

Social Studies

 

Language and Culture (German, Mandarin, Spanish and Arabic)

 

Technology and the e.school@appleby™ Program

Appleby students are introduced to computers as a valuable tool to organize their school work, create reports, evaluate and present information. Computer competencies are taught throughout the school so by the time students enter Upper School they can create Web pages, are proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and can use some of the advanced functions of Microsoft Excel, such as charts and graphs. Middle School students have opportunities to learn other pieces of software as well, such as Moviemaker, Photoshop and Web Design.

Co-curricular Program

Middle School students have many opportunities to participate in school life. They play on the teams of their choice, representing the school at tournaments and inter-school competitions. They have opportunities to join Upper and Senior School students, participating in arts activities such as the School Play and Choir, and other activities. Middle One Students must also earn 10 service hours, while Middle Two students must earn 12 service hours. The school provides opportunities for service both on and off-campus. Through service activities, students learn the value of helping others – a key value of an Appleby education. Along with their grade trips and the various service opportunities, all Middle School students strive to achieve the requirements of the Young Duke of Edinburgh Award designed by Appleby College.

Leadership and Mentoring

Middle School students participate in the full life of the school through their involvement in activities such as Middle School Council, Middle School Service Council, Model United Nations, Choir, Student Ambassadors and Athletics. They learn from their older peers, and lead the way on their own terms in activities that are educational and fun. Various leadership opportunities are provided to Middle School students in their classes, co-curricular activities, clubs, and Home Forms. Furthermore, special workshops and local and international conferences and trips are offered to help develop students’ leadership skills.

Middle One Course Guide


Middle Two Course Guide




Middle School Booklet
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