Middle School

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

Lao Tzu

A Journey of Knowledge and Identity

The student experience at KAS Middle School is defined by high expectations along with the love and support from school and families to help students achieve those expectations. 

KAS Middle School is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program school that is committed to supporting students in finding a sense of their own unique identities and a strong sense of purpose in life. We use the IB MYP as our core program due to the academic rigor; every middle school course at KAS is designed to prepare students for the IB Diploma upon graduation. We also believe in character education so that our young people will act with empathy, integrity, and humility. What sets KAS Middle School students apart from other young people in the world? Our learners embody essential skills,  including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and research.

Nevertheless, we believe that school should be fun too. Our students participate in many clubs, athletics, and recreation time. 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 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

Adam Duchac


Angela Hsu

Teaching Assistant, Aquatics

Barnaby Payne

Principal, KAS Middle School

Charlene Lin

Teacher Assistant

Charlie Chao


Chikako Fukuyo


Debi Haines

IB & MYP Coordinator

Emili Mendoza


Gene Chagaris

Science, Math



Jacob Fiedler

PE Teacher

James Carter

Science, Math

John Lin


Joseph Gassner


Julia Chen


Lori Dietrich

School Counselor

Lulu Chen


MacKenzie Daniels


Matthew Jurgens


Michael Razzari


Michelle Ferguson


Nancy Huang

Middle School Secretary

Natalie Souchon


Regine Viale

Library Assistant

Renee Foster

Inclusion Coordinator & Literacy Specialist

Richard Ferguson

Aquatics Director, Physical Education

Sara Brodhead


Stella Chen

Physical Education

Wendy Weng


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