Sessions 1 and 2: Middle School

The emphasis in our middle school is on providing an exciting and balanced program where learners have the flexibility to discover and explore their passions. What is your child’s deepest interest or passion? Is it experimenting in science, creating video games or exploring the rainforest? Do they want to design robots, start coding, or create gourmet recipes? Are they talented in a particular sport or do they thrive on expressing themselves creatively?

Middle school students will be grouped with other children of a similar age to form a learning hub. Each hub will have a team of innovative SAS educators at a ratio of 1:10. These inspiring teachers are already collaborating in their efforts to design an integrated program unlike any other offered.

Learning will be interdisciplinary, and take place in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, maximizing the rich resources that SAS and Singapore have to offer. Technology will be used to capture the learning journey and on the final day of each two week session students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning to an authentic audience. Parents, families, and community members will be invited to join in this culminating celebration and exhibition of learning.

Courses will be offered based on students' interests and the project they are hoping to do. Students create their own flexible schedule by choosing combinations of any of the listed courses under Intellectual Curiosity, Creative Expression, and Sports and Wellness. Students and teachers may also co-create a new course if the need arises during the project.

Our goal is to provide an engaging, customized, and personalized learning experience for every student.

Your child will be asked such questions as:

  • How do you learn best?
  • What are your favorite subjects?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What sports do you enjoy?
  • How do you like to challenge yourself?
  • If you could be anything in the world what would it be?

The purpose of this is to allow our teachers to design projects, and customize a learning experience that we know will appeal to your child. Our flexible middle school schedule means that we can cater for projects that extend over days. We value personalized learning, and want to ensure that your child has an experience to remember. Please let us know where their interests lie. We want to get to the core of what really inspires them to learn.

Sample Schedule

TimeDescription
9:00 a.m.Mentoring Time
Relationship-building, executive functioning skills, developing DSLOs.
9:20 a.m.Morning Wellness
Choice of any of the listed Sports and Wellness courses.
10:00 a.m.Break
Snack and creative outdoor play.
10:20 a.m.Block 1
Choice of any of the listed Intellectual Curiosity and Creative Expression courses.
11:00 a.m.Block 2
Choice of any of the listed Intellectual Curiosity and Creative Expression courses.
11:40 a.m.Lunch Break
12:25 p.m.Block 3
Choice of any of the listed Intellectual Curiosity and Creative Expression courses.
1:05 p.m.Block 4
Choice of any of the listed Intellectual Curiosity and Creative Expression courses.
1:45 p.m.Break
2:05 p.m.Afternoon Wellness
Choice of any of the listed Sports and Wellness courses.
2:45 p.m.Flex
Reflection and check-in with academic mentors.

Intellectual Curiosity

  • All Aboard the STEM Train
  • Digital Breakout
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fantastic Formulas
  • Helping People – Changing Minds
  • Mad About Marketing
  • Math Boot Camp
  • Mathemagicians
  • MythBusters
  • Nature Rescue
  • Perfect Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • Service to Earth
  • Social Experiments in Psychology
  • Talking TEDx
  • Teaching with Infographics
  • The Art and Science of Cooking
  • The Great Debate
  • The Pi Squad
  • Woodlands into Wall Street

Creative Expression

  • Gaming Unplugged
  • Getting into Graphic Novels
  • Let's Make Music!
  • Lights, Camera, Action!
  • The Picasso Within
  • Viral Videos
  • Young Adult Literature Goes to Hollywood

Sports and Wellness

  • Climb It
  • Collaborative Games
  • Healthy Meals Made Easy
  • Guided Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Personal Best Physical Challenges
  • Swimming
  • Yoga

Summer Semester Highlight

Entering Grades for 2017–18

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