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Middle Stage

Middle School Curriculum

Explore, Innovate, Inspire

The Middle School, through the school core values of Respect, Responsibility, resilience and integrity, aims to create a caring, inclusive and well-disciplined community where pupils are self-motivated and encouraged to excel. This phase aims at developing the academic as well as life skills of the students thus preparing them for the senior school and eventually for the world.

Middle school is a stage of transition – emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively. Hence we understand that channelizing the energy and emotions of every learner in the accurate and equitable manner is very essential. As middle school educators, we aim at creating a conducive learning environment in order to mould students into confident and self-reflective individuals

The middle school curriculum is well linked to the school’s graduate profile and works towards attaining the long term goal of building world class citizens out of every JSSPSite middle schooler. The curriculum enables students to explore, innovate and inspire thus ensuring the holistic development of the children.

We believe that, when we encourage our students to train their minds and eventually examine their line of thoughts, it brings a more positive impact on the learning outcome. Considering this fact, the elements of Habits of Mind (HoM) and Metacognition have been identified as an indispensable aspect of the middle school curriculum.

We embolden our students to be actively engaged in their learning, become risk takers, confront the challenges, imbibe life skills and enjoy new experiences. To ensure the same, apart from the core subjects, we provide a wide variety of co-curricular activities and opportunities for experiential learning which plays a predominant role in the comprehensive development of the students.

Academic Program

The Middle School academic program focuses on meeting the individual needs of every learner through an innovatively designed curriculum.

The following are the set of courses and study requirements that a middle schooler is expected to successfully complete, before moving to the senior section of the school.

  • English
  • Second Language options - Hindi and French
  • Arabic
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Islamic Studies (only for Islamic students)
  • Computer Science

The goals and objectives

  • Languages: Studying languages in Middle school aims at achieving functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the particular language, decode, analyze, and interpret authentic texts of different genres and produce organized coherent discourse in oral and written modes.
  • Mathematics: Studying mathematics aims at developing mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning when solving problems, become confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations through art integrated and self-reflective lessons.
  • Science: To cultivate ‘scientific temper, know the facts and principles of science and its applications, consistent with the stage of cognitive development, relate to the environment, local as well as global, and appreciate the issues at the interface of science, technology and society, nurture the natural curiosity, aesthetic sense and creativity in science.
  • Social Studies: Social Studies teaches children their roles and responsibilities particularly in relation to social and civic affairs, develop critical thinking abilities, prepares them to participate competently and productively as concerned citizens and teaches them to address societal and global concerns through experiential learning.
  • Islamic studies: To understand that Islam is a comprehensive, balanced and perfect way of life; to learn the foundational Islamic beliefs, ideals, ethics, obligations, injunctions, and prohibitions, to put Islam into practice and to gain the knowledge that is necessary to live a God-conscious life.
  • Computer Science: Aims to acquire the grade level proficiency in problem-solving techniques using the computer, in the analysis of complex problems and the synthesis of solutions to those problems, comprehension of modern software engineering principles and demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in the discipline of computer science.

Experiential Education - Innovative Programs

Experiential education provides the student with the opportunity to translate the didactic and theoretical knowledge of the classroom into the skills necessary to function proficiently in the practice setting. Experiential learning (ExL) is the highlight in Middle School. Through ExL we ensure that the students are able to transform the academic concepts into transferable competencies and develop the ability to articulate the same in real life situations.

The following programs and competitions ensures ExL in middle school

Skills for Life (S4L): A program which enables students to learn skills which help them to make the most out of life and empower them to deal well and effectively with the challenges of life.

Physical and Health Education (PHE): This program apprise students on their physical and mental growth and educate them on the healthy lifestyles to be adopted.

Maker’s Hub: A place where innovative and creative interdisciplinary lessons are conducted focusing on developing their application and investigative skills.

Mathlete: A competition highlighting mathematical curiosity, investigation and real life application of the mathematical concepts.

Scinovation: A competition where science meets innovation and provides an opportunity for the young innovators and explorers of middle school to showcase their scientific talent and skills.

Wordsmith: A monthly writing competition where students are encouraged to explore their writing skills through a variety of tasks thus encouraging them to think as a writer and realize that the words are the most inexhaustible source of magic

Social Mindcraft: A competition which promotes experiential education in Social Studies through a plethora of cross curricular activities.

JSSPS MUN: Model United Nations where JSSPSites adorn the attire of international delegates and become the game changers of the future by giving solutions to global problems.

Asafeer: An innovative platform to enhance the LSRW skills in Arabic and encourage students to apply the new vocabulary learnt

RAZ plus: A platform to enhance the LSRW skills in English by focusing on reading, listening and vocabulary application.

SAZ : A platform to encourage students to investigate scientific concepts and give them an opportunity to demonstrate their scientific journaling skills.

Student Well Being

Learning is embedded in emotional states and wellbeing and stress management directly affect students’ outcomes at school as well as their ability to thrive in later life. A confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learner reasons and makes decisions on the basis of positive personal values and an understanding of their emotions. Hence Middle School puts in a conscious effort to nurture these skills and develop positive individuals.

Morning Mantra: A plethora of activities involving art, music and sound therapy and meditation with the core aim of developing the emotional wellbeing of the students making them into resilient and responsible students.

My Wellbeing My Way: A student initiative where students conduct activities and assemblies focusing on student wellbeing, growth mindset and developing a positive attitude in life