Middle & Senior School Programs
Our Middle & Senior School programs are
designed to allow our learners to develop into confident young adults, well
prepared for college/university entrance and success. There are six broad
objectives that we believe in for the Middle and Senior Section programs:
Critical and Creative
Thinking:Learners will learn
to question, interpret, and discriminate in order to develop logical,
imaginative thinking. They learn to explore, analyze and evaluate information,
use it in problem solving, and then be challenged to articulate, revise, and
defend their thinking.
Communication:Learners will learn to listen, speak, read, write and
interpret effectively as individuals and as members of cooperative groups. They
become aware of how culture, art, music, dance, drama and sports serve as
vehicles for self-expression in extending communication.
Technology Integration:Learners will develop an appreciation for the value, as well
as the limitations of technology. They will learn to evaluate the
environmental, cultural, and social impact of technological changes.
Personal and Social Values:Learners will develop personal skills including
goal-setting, self-discipline, self-motivation, organization, and time
management which contribute to a healthy self-esteem. In addition, learners are
expected to extend consciousness beyond self in order to develop a healthy
social value system based upon respect for others.
Global Awareness and
Understanding:Learners will acquire
this through cultural sensitivity, international appreciation and
understanding. Learners will develop an appreciation of the interdependent
responsibility of nations and individuals in preserving the environment.
Independent Learning:Learners are encouraged to engage themselves in their intellectual
and social environment, not only to enhance their school years but also to
establish a pattern of involvement and enquiry that will extend into adult
All our senior school
learners will be fully prepared to sit for the TOEFL and SAT I standardized
We are here to guide our early adolescents
through three exciting years of change and development and to prepare them to
be independent, knowledgeable thinkers who are able to succeed with the
vigorous academic courses ahead of them. The Middle School team achieves this
by providing a wide range of challenging programs, by giving a variety of
opportunities to explore, discover and develop individual activities and by
nurturing each learner emotionally and physically.
We encourage our learners to reach their full
academic potential while being environmentally aware, culturally sensitive and
responsible. A head of section is responsible for all learner affairs so that
each learner receives extra guidance and support.
Academically, core subjects are enhanced with
a rigorous information technology program, a superb fine arts program, and a
comprehensive physical education curriculum. In-school activities create an
intimate and special Middle School culture where learners are encouraged to
express their individualism.
The Senior School is designed to provide
ample opportunity for learners to develop the talents and interests of which
they are aware and to discover and develop previously unrecognized ones.
Our graduation requirements are designed to
ensure that each KiS graduate is well prepared, both for college and for a
lifetime of service and learning. They reflect our belief that learners become
creative, reflective, open, disciplined, productive, compassionate, and
passionate adults by engaging in a broad range of learning opportunities, both
in and out of the classroom.
Learners graduate with a High School Diploma,
accredited by the Ministry of Education on completion of Grade 12. The program
prepares learners to sit for internationally recognized external exams such as
the SAT, SAT II, and TOEFL, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are additionally
offered to able and motivate learners who wish to pursue college-level studies
while at school.
All learners explore the subjects in depth,
develop analytical reasoning skills, and form disciplined study habits which
contribute to continued academic success.
In addition, all learners must earn 18 hours of community