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Middle School (6th-8th)

Focusing on collaboration and interdisciplinary learning, the French International Middle School follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme to deliver one core curriculum in five different languages.

Students with high-level second-language skills enter immersion tracks in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. Students who are not already bilingual enter an English-focused track (International Track) and begin a second language of their choice.

All middle school students learn a new language from native-speaking teachers, who collaborate to develop units of study consistent across all languages. After graduating from middle school, students leave French International well-prepared for high school and beyond with solid grounding in the traditional disciplines, the ability to communicate in multiple languages, and an appreciation for the diversity of world cultures.

Middle School Learning and Programs

A photo of a grandparent and her two grandchildren smiling at the camera
Middle School students at the airport before heading to Taiwan
Seventh graders at the Shakespeare festival in Ashland
A student bends wire while working on an art project
Five students on stage performing Suessical
Two students make dumplings together
Four students and a teacher with podcasting equipment posing
A student and teacher sitting outside looking a  a compass
Three students smiling under a red and blue balloon arch
A student smiles while holding a donut
A parent gives a teacher a bindhi.
A photo from above of eighth graders dancing hip hop in the gym
A student next to a water poster presenting information
A student works on drawing hieroglyphics on a giant piece of paper on the wall
A student smiles while looking at the camera
Two students carving cardboard for a design project