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Welcome From the Middle School Principal

Ms. Sarah Boylin

On behalf of all our faculty and staff I wish to welcome you to the Middle School here at VIS, serving our internationally diverse school community comprising of over 30 different nationalities. Middle School is an exciting time in every young person’s educational journey and bridges the gap between Elementary and High School. This is a time where our students develop new skills, become risk takers and begin to develop their own identity, thoughts and ideas. At VIS we are dedicated to providing a creative and caring environment that allows our students to truly grow and develop. Through our exciting curriculum, the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), we offer our students opportunities to solve problems, ask questions and learn new skills. Students will explore a number of big ideas throughout their 3 years in MS, and will be engaged in an active curriculum that allows them to make meaning of their learning, make connections between their learning and to take risks in their learning within a safe and structured environment. Students will be involved in a variety of entry and exit points which will develop both their independent skills and their ability to work effectively as part of a team. In addition, Middle School students will participate in a Creativity and Service (CAS) project through which they will develop the academic and social skills needed to navigate the complex issues facing today’s global citizens. Throughout Middle School our students will continue to become knowledgeable, inquisitive and ethical contributors to our world.

Middle School prides itself on being a safe, caring and nurturing environment for all of our students. Our students are supported through a dedicated staff, supportive homeroom teachers and effective student support services. This is imperative through what can be an emotional time. On leaving Middle School, students will be thoroughly prepared for the challenges that await them in High School as part of the IGCSE and IB programmes.

We hope you find the information on our website useful and we look forward to having the opportunity to meet you!

Sarah Boylin
Middle School Principal