Our Curriculum 

The Design of the Middle School Curriculum 

Our Middle School philosophy of education is put into practice by organizing the curriculum around the following principles: 

  • a holistic view of education through which we aim to develop a well-balanced person with artistic, intellectual, physical and social skills; 
  • an interdisciplinary perspective which emphasizes the link between the subjects at each grade level; 
  • an intercultural awareness that leads students to value people’s differences; 
  • a greater emphasis upon mastery of life-long learning skills, such as research and communication skills, rather than on mastery of a pre-ordained body of knowledge; and 
  • the complete integration of information technology skills into the academic program. 

Instruction is organized by the following subjects:

  • the study of literature and of the fundamental skills of communication (via English);
  • the study of a second modern language (French), the Social Studies (including History and Geography)
  • a hands-on Science program (integrating biological, physical, earth and technological sciences), Mathematics
  • the Arts (the fine arts, music, and theater);
  • Physical Education, and 
  • Technology.

In the academic subject areas, our curriculum is designed to meet the standards currently established by the most demanding state and professional organizations in the United States, as well as preparing students for the option of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

Technology skills and digital citizenship expectations are seamlessly integrated in all facets of the curriculum. Students are expected to demonstrate a sound understanding of digital media to communicate and work collaboratively, locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources with creative thinking.

Students also think and reflect about the choices they make in the cyber world, themes include: safety, behavior, balance and the possibilities of technology. Students will also learn about the care and maintenance of their laptop computers. Please refer to the link: The ASP Middle School Laptop Program Handbook. 

To dowload a coy of the following documents click onthe links below:

Explore our online curriculum pages: 

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • French
  • EAL Program
  • Mathematics in the MS
  • Specialist Courses
  • Evaluation
  • Outward Bound
  • CIS
  • MSA-CESS
  • IB
  • College board
  • ACT
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