Teachers at ISB collaborate with students, parents, counselors, and administrators to facilitate student learning and well-being. Our Middle School (MS) focuses on academic, social, and personal growth for all students in grades 6 through 8.
An ISB middle school teacher needs to be pedagogically strong, an expert in their subject, and have a skill, passion, and positive disposition for working with MS-aged children. ISB MS teachers are primarily assigned to one subject area and, in some subjects, a specific grade level. In addition to a full teaching load (roughly 5/8ths of a full day on average), MS teachers serve as mentors in our advisory program, teach a Flex class (once a week in place of advisory), and manage at least one student club or activity.
ISB is an inclusive school. The MS Learning Support teacher is assigned to a grade level and works collaboratively with grade level teachers in English, Social Studies, Math and Science to best support student learning for identified learning support students, but also all students. The Learning Support teacher co-plans units and lessons and pushes into classes to support students, along with teaching separate classes for students with identified needs.