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.

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.


Middle School Schedule

TimeDescription
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.Advisory
Mentoring time / Relationship-building / Executive functioning skills / Developing DLSOs
9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.PE/ Wellness
Collaborative physical games and activities designed to develop skills, and energize the mind and body.
10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.Break
Indoor or outdoor snack/opportunities for creative and challenging games / down time
10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Skill 1
Choice of: Math Boot Camp, English Language Arts Boot Camp, Problem Solving, Research Skills
11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.Skill 2
Choice of: Math Boot Camp, English Language Arts Boot Camp, Problem Solving, Research Skills
11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.Lunch Break
12:25 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.Course 1
Choice of any of the listed courses below
or
Personal Problem Based Learning
Problems will be based on students' interests and areas they wish to pursue.
1:05 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Course 2
Choice of any of the listed courses below
or
Personal Problem Based Learning
Problems will be based on students' interests and areas they wish to pursue.

1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.Break
2:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.PE/Wellness
Collaborative physical games and activities designed to develop skills, and energize the mind and body
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Advisory
Reflection and check-in with academic mentor
3:00 p.m.Dismissal

Course Electives

  • 3D Design
  • Digital Breakout
  • eNews—School Journalism
  • Exploding DOTS
  • Getting into Graphic Novels
  • Let's Make Music!
  • Marvelous Mathematicians
  • Mad About Marketing
  • Public Speaking/Talking TEDx
  • Social Experiments in Psychology
  • The Art and Science of Cooking
  • The Great Debate
  • The Picasso Within
  • Viral Videos
  • Woodlands to Wall Street
  • Healthy Meals Made Easy
  • MythBusters
  • Nature Rescue
  • Personal Best Physical Challenges
  • Yoga/Mindfulness
  • Young Adult Literature Goes to Hollywood

Course Descriptions

Sample Schedule

Sample—Student Schedule 1


TimeDescription
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.Advisory
Mentoring time
9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.PE/ Wellness

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.Break

10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Skill 1
English Language Arts Boot Camp
11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.Skill 2
Problem Solving
11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.Lunch
12:25 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.Course 1
MythBusters
1:05 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Course 2
Viral Videos
1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.Break
2:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.PE/Wellness

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Advisory
Reflection with academic mentor
3:00 p.m.Dismissal

Sample—Student Schedule 2

TimeDescription
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.Advisory
Mentoring time
9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.PE/ Wellness

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.Break

10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Skill 1
Math Boot Camp
11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.Skill 2
Research
11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.Lunch
12:25 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Personal PBL Course
Problems will be based on students' interests and areas they wish to pursue
1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.Break
2:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.PE/Wellness

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Advisory
Reflection with academic mentor
3:00 p.m.Dismissal

Chinese Student Schedule Sample

TimeDescription
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.Advisory
Mentoring time
9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.PE/ Wellness

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.Break

10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Block 1
Chinese
11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.Block 2
Chinese
11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.Lunch
12:25 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.Block 3
Chinese
1:05 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Course 2
Chinese
1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.Break
2:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.PE/Wellness

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Advisory
Reflection with academic mentor
3:00 p.m.Dismissal

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