Learn more about ISB at one of our weekly spring tours! Whether you are interested in applying for one of our limited open seats for Fall 2018 or want to get a head start on the 2019-2020 admissions process, we welcome you to come meet our exceptional staff, see our colorful classrooms, and discover our rich Nursery-8th Grade program.

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Learn more about ISB at one of our weekly spring tours! Whether you are interested in applying for one of our limited open seats for Fall 2018 or want to get a head start on the 2019-2020 admissions process, we welcome you to come meet our exceptional staff, see our colorful classrooms, and discover our rich Nursery-8th Grade program.

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Middle School

6th Grade to 8th Grade

ISB’s Middle School learning environment is designed to develop the whole student — both in and outside of the classroom.

ISB’s rigorous inquiry-based curriculum motivates students to be resourceful and imaginative in dealing with everyday challenges and finding creative solutions.

The Middle School years are full of changes for our students, both physical and emotional. In order to best support our students during these critical stages of their academic and personal growth, a faculty advisor guides each student during the Middle School years. Students meet with their advisors on a daily basis and discuss academic, social, and emotional development, as well as any issues the students wish to share.

The Middle School advisory program is designed and led by our Middle School Counselor, who offers added support to students, parents, and faculty. This support also includes a comprehensive program to assist students with high school applications and placement.

Through this robust, progressive educational program, ISB students become driven explorers and passionate communicators with skills that open up options and opportunities for high school and beyond.

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‎Middle School Academics

High School Placement Program

Zine Mania! A New Workshop Series Hosted by the ISB Library This Spring

The ISB Library’s Zine Mania was a smash hit! This six-part series of workshops was offered after school to students in 4th-8th Grade to introduce them to the world of zines and zine making. Each workshop was led by a different guest artist, with a line up that included authors, illustrators, photographers, educators, and bookmakers, all of whom brought their unique perspectives on the form.

Picture Me! A Portrait Collaboration between 2nd and 7th Grade Students

This year, the art department was motivated to find opportunities for cross-divisional collaboration in the art studio. After brainstorming what sort of project could become a tradition in art class and inspire students to look forward to collaborating together artistically, we came up with the idea of having the 2nd and 7th Graders create portraits of each other. This seemed like the perfect way to promote collaboration, as well as to spark new friendship among the students. A portrait involves the representation of someone, and in order to represent your subject well, you need to get to know a person to show their personality in the portrait. We paired each 2nd Grade artist with a 7th Grade artist and began the exploration.

The Design Classroom Becomes a 3D Makerspace for the 8th Grade Model Chair Project

During the first semester, the 8th Grade students started a unit on three-dimensional design. The project required students to design chairs, first using two and three-dimensional drawing skills, and later transferring their ideas into a three dimensional modeling program called “SketchUp”. Their final assessment for the unit was the finished 3D chair.

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