Formerly known as the youngest members of our Secondary School, EMS is creating a separate program for our young adolescents in Years 7 to 9. Moving from the nurturing environment of self-contained classrooms in Primary, the Middle School will be focusing on supporting students while they prepare for the rigors of the IGCSE Program in Year 10. Our teachers are experienced working with this age group and recognize that developing skills is critical at this age, whether these skills are mathematical, grammatical, or learning how to organize and prepare for exams.
Our curriculum is balanced, not only in subject matter, but also in the skills that we teach and demonstrate to our students. In the Middle School, all students receive education in Math, English language, Science, the Humanities, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Media studies (Fine Art, Drama/Speech), Qatar History/Social Studies, Islamic Studies for our Muslim students, Global Studies for our non-Muslim students, and additional languages (Arabic or French). Our curriculum and approaches to teaching are moving from a focus on factual knowledge and remembering information towards helping your students have “21st Century Skills” such as communication in groups, information management, problem solving, creative expression, self-awareness and cultural sensitivity.
We also recognize the importance of working with parents so that we can support our students and help them meet increasingly demanding expectations. Our ESLRs continue to be emphasized as we teach students not only content but also behaviors that will help them become productive members of an increasingly challenging world. The combination of academic study and “21st Century Skills” help students to be successful in their future academic studies, careers, as well as in their family and community life.
Middle School Assistant Principal