Middle School

"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."

Lao Tzu

A Journey to Knowledge and Identity

What sets KAS Middle School students apart from other young people in the world? Our learners embody essential 21st century skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration as balanced individuals, independent learners, and global citizens.

The student experience in middle school is defined by high expectations along with the love and support in and out of school that helps students to achieve these expectations and reach their full potential. 

Our middle school is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program school that is committed to supporting students in gaining awareness of and tapping into their unique identities, interests, and skills, as well as in making real world connections  and developing a strong sense of purpose. We use the IB MYP as our core program due to the academic rigor, as every middle school course at KAS is designed to prepare students for the IB Diploma upon graduation and challenging post-secondary study. 

Character education is an important part of the KAS experience and we move our students to act with empathy, integrity, and humility. We also believe that school should be fun. Our middle school students take advantage of the many club, athletic, arts, and recreation opportunities offered. Visitors to our middle school classrooms often remark on the joyful learning and lively dialogue between students and teachers. KAS students are treated with respect, and kindness, and we trust them to strive to be their best selves in and out of school.

Student Stories

Christopher, Class of 2025

"Ask me, 'Why?' and let me discuss that with my peers. That's what I love about my classes at KAS." Christopher especially likes the way this gives him insight into other's perspectives. Christopher came to KAS in 2015. He enjoys the freedom that KAS gives him to explore many interests so that he can define success & balance on his own terms. As a Peer Leader, he recommends new students find ways to make connections, in their studies and in life. It will help you find your "Why?".

Vivian, Class of 2025

As a KAS student since Pre-K, Vivian has seen change in herself as a student as well as change in the school around her. She began her studies at the school its previous incarnation and was able to witness the transformation to its modern home as a rising G3 student. "I basically grew up here. I felt welcome by the community." More...

Staff & Faculty

Amber Lanning

MYP Drama

Amos Ruffer

Middle School ELL

Angela Hsu

Aquatics Director

Audrey Sifunganyambe

Teaching Assistant

Avi Megiddo

MYP Design

Celine Fournier

MYP Art/Design

Charlene Lin

English Language Acquisition (ES)

Chelsea Armstrong

Principal, Middle School

Cheng-Wei Hsieh

MS Music

Chikako Fukuyo


Clint Munkholm

MYP Math

Colleen Johnson

MYP Math

Daniel McMahon

MYP Language & Literature

Diana Garcia

MYP Individuals & Societies

Elizabeth Marvel

MYP Humanities

Gulian Fang

MYP non-Native Chinese Language

Harold Hernández

MYP/DP Spanish

Ian Baverstock

MYP Design

Jasmine Lee


Jeff Barrons

MYP Science

Jessica Acholonu

MYP Humanities

Jitesh Pattni

MYP Science

John Lin




Kyle Cripe

MYP Health & PE

Laura Rollison

Learning Support Coordinator

Monica Cho

MYP Humanities

Nancy Huang

Middle School Secretary

Sara Brodhead

Director of Teaching & Learning

Stella Chen

Athletics Director

Tina Wu

MYP Math/Service Learning Coordinator

Todd Fu

MYP Japanese

Vanessa Hsu


Vincent Pan

MYP Health & PE

Wendy Weng


Winnie Shen

MS Counselor

YJ Choi

Zahra Khalifeh

MYP/DP Music

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