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Expanding Diversity in Middle School Literature

I recall the first time I encountered my own identity reflected in a reading assigned for class. It was Annie Proulx’s famous short story about two cowboys who fall in love. After reading the story, I felt apprehensive about the next day’s class...

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Service and Action – Middle School Animal Advocacy Club

INTL* 8th Grader Kasper H. founded the International Middle School Animal Advocacy Club last year in honor of his beloved dog Magic. Here, Kasper’s reflects on why he started the club, and the steps the club has taken to support local animal...

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Service and Action – Creating a French Audiobook Library for Students with Learning Differences

For students with learning differences, audiobooks can be an incredibly helpful tool. For example, students with dyslexia or ADHD are better supported when they are able to listen to an audiobook while following along with the text. 

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Radio INTL – International Middle Schoolers Produce Their Own Podcast in French & Chinese

Today, an increasing number of us turn to podcasts to learn about the news, hear interesting stories told by fascinating people, or simply to learn something new.

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Digital Portraits by 8th Grader Cybille I. Celebrate 2019 Graduates!

8th grader Cybille I. is a talented artist who has already begun to develop a unique artistic vision that can be seen in her striking work.

Throughout her time at INTL*, Cybille’s talent has shown through – in the art room, at our annual Arts...

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Lights, Camera, Action! International Middle Schoolers Explore Filmmaking

At INTL*, our students engage with the arts in many forms, from visual art in diverse styles and media, to digital art, to drama – and now filmmaking can be added to this list!

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Anatomy Comes to Life – 7th Graders Design & Construct Robotic Arms

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The Inquiry Learning Cycle

Those who are new to an inquiry-based education like the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)* often have questions such as “what is inquiry?” and “what does inquiry look like?”

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MYP Service & Action Reflection: Caring for Our Local Environment by Talinn H.

Service and Action (S&A) is an integral part of the MYP (Middle Years Programme)* and of life at INTL*.  S&A starts in the classroom and extends beyond it. Students are encouraged to make authentic connections between what they learn at school...

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Middle School Advisory Program Supports Students Through the Challenging Years of Early Adolescence

The middle school years can be some of the most challenging and the most rewarding years of a young person’s life, as he/she makes the difficult but exciting evolution from child to teenager. 

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