Middle One Curriculum Guide
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 (Arabic, 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 training. Music students can choose between band, strings and vocal music. Organized Homework Blocks and Evaluation Weeks help to keep the workload manageable, and are available on e.school for both students and parents to keep track of and monitor over the course of the year.
Middle One Required Courses
Comprehensive Arts (ALC)
Mathematics (Accelerated Option Available)
French (Accelerated Option Available)
Music (Instruments, Strings or Vocals)
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.