As students become young adults, our focus is to provide them with the education and environment that encourages them to expand their learning inside the classroom and out.
For many, this will be their first experience moving from class to class and taking instruction from subject specialists. Following the middle school philosophy, students are carefully transitioned from elementary school and prepared for high school. Students are grouped in homerooms and will often have one Math/Science teacher and one English/Social Studies teacher in addition to their option teachers.
As a middle school, our lower secondary team works hard to develop a sense of community and learning where adolescents can thrive and find a sense of belonging.
Students will study these core subjects all year:
Students will have two option courses per semester:
Middle school students will spend a week with their peers exploring another country. Students are able to assert their independence in a supervised environment and push their boundaries to experience everything that South East Asia has to offer.
CIS will be adding Grade 9 to our academic program for 2019-2020. The learning outcomes for Grade 9 will continue to follow the Alberta curriculum and can be accessed below:
As CIS continues to grow, we will be adding one further grade level each year.
Grade 10: 2020-2021
Grade 11: 2021-2022
Grade 12: 2022-2023
Our students will continue to follow the Alberta curriculum, culminating in the Alberta Diploma, a high school diploma recognized by universities around the world. Students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 will also have the option to participate in the IB Diploma Program*. Further information for these curricular programs can be accessed through the links below.