Middle School

Welcome to KAS Middle School!

With 200 students in grades 6–8, our middle school offers a small school feel with a strong sense of community. We prioritize collaborative and student-centered learning driven by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to ensure that our students are supported as they grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

A well-rounded education gives our learners the chance to explore their interests and passions before they enter high school. Student-led clubs and a weekly advisory program, as well as our athletic and arts programs, offer opportunities for students to develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills that are critical to their growth as learners and balanced individuals.

I’m incredibly grateful for our dedicated and experienced team of teachers and staff who provide a supportive and engaging learning environment, and a fun and challenging education that is tailored to each of our middle school student’s needs.

Ms. Chelsea Armstrong
Middle School Principal

The IB Middle Years Programme

KAS is accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the internationally recognized and proven IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Through these programs, KAS students are challenged across the spectrum of subjects as they reach their learning potential and fulfill all the areas of the IB Learner Profile. The Profile includes 10 attributes that nurture active, compassionate, lifelong learners and align with the KAS Learner Profile. 

The MYP is a dynamic learning framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is a five-year program, which is implemented in both KAS’ Middle School (grades 6–8) and High School (grades 9–10). In MYP classes, students are asked to go beyond exams, essays, and presentations. They are provided with a broad range of learning experiences, assessments, and resources to help them inquire into the unit’s key ideas. The MYP helps students grow holistically and culminates in the Personal Project. 

Cultivating community through Advisory & BIG Time

Middle school students come together every week for joyful and educational activities that expand learning, improve well-being, and promote cooperation. During Advisory, social and emotional learning lessons are given in a safe and supportive environment. BIG Time gives students the chance to participate in student-led clubs, enrichment activities, house competitions, assemblies, and focus time.

Fostering wellbeing through social & emotional learning

Our dedicated counselor supports students, teachers, and parents in situations that may involve social and emotional growth, building personal relationships, or other student concerns that are common to middle schoolers around the world.

Envision Formosa - A KAS Signature Experience

Envision Formosa is our signature middle school outdoor education experience, where education meets adventure, and students emerge not only academically enriched but also as compassionate, service-oriented leaders.
Embark on an Adventure

Envision Formosa offers immersive overnight trips, where students explore the wonders of the natural environment, environmental stewardship, and leadership. We offer  carefully curated learning experiences across grades 6-8 for students to be independent while cultivating learner attributes such as social and communication skills. This adventure is not just about exploring the outdoors; it’s about fostering personal growth and embracing the KAS learner profile.

Beyond the Classroom

The program bridges academic learning with real-world experiences by encouraging students to seek meaningful connections between their studies and the community. By doing so, they gain a profound appreciation for the world they inhabit and a  sense of responsibility and service towards the community at large..

Building Well-Rounded Leaders

In today’s competitive academic landscape, colleges and universities seek candidates who are not just academically proficient but also well-rounded individuals. Envision Formosa goes beyond traditional learning, emphasizing the cultivation of ethical citizenship, development of practical skills, habits of mind, and a commitment to service. This holistic approach prepares our students as leaders who are ready to make a positive impact on the world.

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