Lower Middle School


LOWER MIDDLE SCHOOL is a “bridge” between Primary and Secondary.  Students are taught by subject specialist teachers and the project–based learning approach and collaborative learning environment, promoted in Primary, is maintained. 
 
Teaching in LMS is 50:50 in French and English with Spanish taken as an additional language.  Some subjects, such as Science and Geography are studied in English whereas other subjects such as History and Art are studied in French. Maths is studied in both English and French. Classes may be split by level or language, or taught together with both English and French speaking teachers in a team teaching environment.
            

"Awaydays" - Cultural and Discovery activities (see Blog on our web site) 

These take place twice per term and involve day trips in the local area and further afield. These cultural excursions present excellent learning opportunities and are an integral part of the school curriculum.
 

School trips 

We organise an annual trip abroad in an English-speaking country (London, Canada…) and develop exchanges with partner-schools. 
 

Singapore Maths

Singapore Maths focuses on developing good and solid logical thinking, aiming for depth, not speed, and developing problem solving skills.
It has became a well-known technique since Singapore students are ranked top in the TIMSS and PISA tests (international surveys).
The way the questions and problems are presented in the Singapore maths programme are aiming at mastering and complete understanding of a topic, not just learning and applying the formulas. The questions are various and increasing in difficulty. The approach is based on 3 steps (concrete, drawings and then abstract) which allow students to integrate the keys of abstract thinking, which is so important, and also so difficult, in maths learning.

"Mathematics in Singapore is not about knowing everything. It’s about thinking like a mathematician".

Lower Middle School hours

09.00 to 16.30  on Monday
08.25 to 16.30  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
08.25 to 12.30  on Wednesday