Middle Years

The middle school years are marked with much change and growth. At SICAS, the Middle School teachers focus on walking with students and parents through these transitional years. Our desire is to help students focus on their spiritual, academic, artistic, and athletic gifts and talents to help them grow and mature into strong productive individuals.

Faculty and staff partner with parents to further facilitate the inculcation of values such as kindness, honesty, trustworthiness, and loyalty in these foundational years of student life. The Middle School curriculum is designed to challenge students academically while developing their global worldview. Young adolescents undergo rapid physical, intellectual, emotional, and moral growth. They deal with tremendous pressure from peers, parents and society, all the while searching for identity, purpose, security, and acceptance. It is our desire to provide an encouraging environment where a Middle School student can grow and mature into one who strives for “Character Before Career, Wisdom Beyond Scholarship, Service Before Self, and Participation as a Way of Life”.

Similar to Primary curriculum, the Middle School further develops in our students long lasting habits of academic and co-curricular excellence as they move towards the Senior School. Middle School students follow Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum in the core subjects of English, Math, Science and Global perspectives. The students by the end of Grade 8 appear for Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Examination that gives a clear picture of each student's readiness for Secondary 2 i.e. O level. This exam is mandatory for all students. Cambridge Secondary 1 is typically for students aged 11 to 14 years. It gives schools a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess students at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are conducted in English, Mathematics and Science, and give valuable feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.

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